These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week.
The first trial between Porter Ranch, Calif. residents and Southern California Gas Company has been delayed. A pretrial hearing has been rescheduled for later in September.
- A Seattle developer was fined $1.2 million for using unlicensed advisors to help direct EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program applicants toward his project.
- The governors of both Oregon and Washington are being encouraged to push Congress to ban oil-by-train. The movement grew after a derailment earlier this month caused evacuations and damaged water and sewer systems.
- Washington D.C. is the latest city to approve a $15 an hour minimum wage. Baltimore is also considering a similar move.
- Landowners in Iowa are joining together to fight against the use of eminent domain to build the proposed Bakken Pipeline.
- A resident in Sumner County, Tenn. sued the county after the landfill allegedly contaminated nearby water sources.
- Monsanto has asked a judge to dismiss multiple lawsuits against the company alleging it contaminated the San Francisco Bay with PCBs.
- Michigan filed a lawsuit against a French company the state says was involved in the water contamination that has affected the city of Flint.
- New Mexico is suing Colorado over the Gold King Mine spill that occurred last year as well as other contaminated drainage from other mines near the Animas River.
- An apartment building under construction in New York will be the largest of its kind in the United States. Developers are looking to
to the project.