Environment

     Interior Secretary refuses to protect endangered “clay-loving wild buckwheat … one of Colorado’s rarest plants,” the Center for Native Ecosystems claims in Denver Federal Court.




     
     The Rural Utilities Services, a federal agency, violated environmental law in approving possible financing assistance for East Kentucky Turbine Power Co-op’s generating units and 35-mile transmission line, the Center for Biological Diversity claims in San Francisco Federal Court.
     
     Gulf Metals Industries claims Atlantic Richfield Co. and dozens of others should pay for cleaning up the “Mykawa Pit” state Superfund site in Houston, site of decades of toxic dumping and a train derailment.
     Here are the defendants in Houston Federal Court: Atlantic Richfield Company, Lyondell Chemical Company, Lyondell-CITGO Refining LP, Houston Refining LP, Simpson Pasadena Paper Company, International Paper Company, Champion International Corporation, Pasadena Paper Company LP, BP America Inc., BP Products North America Inc., AMOCO Oil Company fka American Oil Company and Pan American Oil Company, Beazer East Inc. fka Koppers Company, The Dow Chemical Company, EI Dupont de Nemours and Company, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Occidental Chemical Corporation, successor to Diamond Shamrock Chemicals Company and Diamond Alkali Company, Oxyvinyls LP, Glenn Springs Holdings Inc., Ethyl Corporation, New Market Corporation, Albemarle Corporation, Rohm and Haas Company Inc., Rohm and Haas Incorporated, Rohm and Haas Company Chemicals LLC, Deer Park Refining Limited Partnership, Shell Oil Products Company LLC, Shell Oil Company, Tenneco Inc., Tenneco Hydrocarbon Chemicals, Tenneco Polymers Inc., Tenneco Resins Inc., et al.

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