Environmental Insurance News

  • Hip-Hop Legend Yasiin Bey to headline social justice concert in Copenhagen, Denmark

    Legendary hip-hop icon and activist yasiin bey (formerly known as Mos Def) will headline Fair Play: Live 2018, an international music event bringing together musicians from around the world to perform in support of social justice. The event ...


    By Transparency International

  • B&W Commences Rights Offering

    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: BW) announced today that it commenced a rights offering (“Rights Offering”) originally announced on March 1, 2018. Pursuant to the Rights Offering, the Company is distributing to holders of the Company’s common shares one nontransferable subscription right (a “Right”) to purchase 1.4 common ...


    By Dürr Megtec LLC

  • Mercury in gold mining: Environmental and health problems - Live webinar in Portuguese

    Globally, the use of mercury in artisanal gold mining (coal mining) is growing and represents today the largest intentional use of mercury in the world, with 1500 tons per year of mercury used and released into the environment. The number of gold miners in the world is estimated at 16 million, producing around 400 tons of gold every year in more than 70 countries. With our webinar speaker, Dr. ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • WaStop reduces flooding on Anna Maria Key and protects against environmental damage

    Anna Maria Key is a picturesque barrier island off the coast of western Florida, USA. Near Sarasota, it is the home of communities such as Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.  Anna Maria Key has become a popular destination for visitors all over the world because of the beautiful beaches. Unfortunately, tourism and development has led to the gradual depletion of the islands ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Repairing of water and land polluted areas in Ogoniland, Nigeria

    For the past 60 years, the Ogoni's country by the production of crude oil extremely dirty. With conventional technologies, soil and water contamination from a technical and commercial perspective, can not be remedied. Although today there are large sums of money from various sources for disposal is a decontamination only possible if by well-documented approach a large area highly effective acting ...


    By Oil Dissolver GmbH

  • Scott Recker Named New Environmental Liability Management Practice Leader

    Antea Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Recker to the role of Environmental Liability Management Practice Leader. Scott is a Senior Consultant with over 28 years of industry experience. His focus is the strategic development and management of regional and national multi-disciplinary project teams to solve environmental business problems. Scott employs a sound scientific ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • China fines chemical company $12M for polluting, jails staff

    A court in eastern China fined a manufacturer of weed killer 75 million yuan ($12 million) and imprisoned employees of the company and its contractors for discharging wastewater that severely polluted streams. The fine levied by the Longyou county court on Jinfanda Biochemical Co., which makes glyphosate, was the largest ever for a polluter in Zhejiang province, state media reported  ...


    By Associated Press

  • Environmental damage and energy tax reform: the Dutch challenge

    The ‘green result’ of the Dutch energy tax system could be significantly improved by better aligning the tax structure with overall environmental damage costs.  For some energy products, such as natural gas and electricity for households, tax rates in the Netherlands are higher than the cost of the environmental damage they cause (the so called Pigovian rate). Conversely, tax ...

  • Oxy pays confidential sum to settle Peru pollution case

    Indigenous communities that sued Occidental Petroleum over contamination in Peru's northern Amazon have reached an out-of-court settlement in which the U.S.-based oil company will pay them an undisclosed sum. The amount is confidential, under a settlement that was reached in 2013 in Los Angeles federal court but not announced until Thursday. The money is to fund community development projects. ...


    By Associated Press

  • New Jersey announces $225M Exxon settlement; had sought $9B

    New Jersey announced a $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil on Thursday that state officials said is the largest environmental settlement against a corporate defendant in state history - though it has been criticized by Democratic lawmakers who say it is for a mere fraction of the nearly $9 billion initially sought. Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said the settlement over pollution at ...


    By Associated Press

  • Professional Association Honors EM Employee with Technical Excellence Award

    An association with expertise in project cost and schedule management honored an EM employee with its Technical Excellence Award. “I was very surprised,” said Dan Melamed, who works as a program analyst in EM’s Office of Strategic Planning and Analysis. “I am very much honored that my colleagues and co-workers selected me for this honor.” ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • NY judge rules for Chevron in Ecuador case

    A federal judge on Tuesday blocked U.S. courts from being used to collect a $9 billion Ecuadorean judgment against Chevron for rainforest damage, saying lawyers poisoned an honorable quest with their illegal and wrongful conduct. "Justice is not served by inflicting injustice. The ends do not justify the means," U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan wrote. The judge said it was a sad outcome to ...


    By Associated Press

  • Duct Cleaners Turn to MBM Insurance Resource Center’s Coverage Solutions

    Last week, students who attend Tri-City School in Central Illinois had several days off.  The unexpected break from school was not caused directly by the unusual cold wave that hit the region, but rather due to fears of spreading mold through the school’s heating system.   According to a report from WAND 17, earlier in the year, mold was found in the school’s heating system ...

  • Asbestos Professionals Have New Choices when it comes to Insurance

    In late September, a junior high school in Rhode Island was closed for several days so that abatement professionals could safely remove asbestos from the building.  The asbestos was discovered when a ceiling that was being taken down during renovation activities revealed a second concealed ceiling.  The hidden ceiling contained the asbestos.   Cases like this happen every day ...

  • EPA Settles Clean Water Act Violations in Arkansas

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has entered into a consent agreement and final order (CAFO) with Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation to resolve violations involving 820 barrels of crude oil released on Sept. 23, 2012, in Ouachita County, Ark. The settlement requires Whiting Oil and Gas to pay a civil penalty of $58,570 to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund. On the ...

  • ‘Breaking Bad’ Finale Shines the Spotlight on Clandestine Drug Laboratories

    A week ago, over 10 million viewers tuned in to watch the finale of the popular ‘Breaking Bad’ series.  The award winning drama captivated audiences and educated many to not only the personal dangers associated with methamphetamine use and production, but also the toxic chemicals that are used to manufacture the drug. Over the years, the series had the main characters set up ...

  • Environment: European Commission urges Italy to bring a steel plant in Taranto up to environmental standards

    The European Commission is taking action against Italy in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of the ILVA steel plant in Taranto (hereafter "ILVA"), Europe's largest iron and steel works. Following a number of complaints from citizens and NGOs, the Commission has found that Italy is failing to ensure that ILVA complies with EU requirements on ...

  • MBM Insurance Resource Center Supports Environmental Awareness through Online Videos

    Earlier this month, MBM Insurance Resource Center announced that they had begun working with Cochrane & Associates as they expand further into the  indoor air quality (IAQ) and environmental, health and safety (EH&S) industries.  As part of this new partnership, MBM is now a sponsor of educational videos about IAQ and EH&S topics produced by the IAQ Video Network.   The ...

  • AIG Expands NextGen Protection to Transportation and Logistics Industry

    The American International Group (AIG) insurers today announced the expansion of their NextGen Protection® suite of products with the release of PLL Transportation and Logistics ProtectSM. PLL Transportation and Logistics Protect is specifically designed for clients who transport, or arrange transport for, both hazardous and non-hazardous materials. Drawing on more than three decades of ...

  • NJ DOH Releases Mold Guidelines for New Jersey Residents

    Last week, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJ DOH)) released important guidelines for the state’s residents outlining how to handle mold problems in residential properties. “Mold Guidelines for New Jersey Residents” offers seventeen pages of important information the NJ DOH wants to share with residents, particularly following the multitude of mold and moisture problems ...

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