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EPA reviews $15 million settlement for Hawaii molasses spill

posted on July 31, 2015 at 3:58 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing a $15.4 million settlement between Hawaii and a shipping company that spilled 1,400 tons of molasses into Honolulu Harbor to see how it may affect the agency's investigation. Full Story

Water policy awashes rural America

posted on May 29, 2015 at 6:05 PM

Water policy awashes rural America
The final rule released Wednesday clarifies previous exemptions and exclusions in the Clean Water Act as part of the Waters of the United States policy. Full Story

House votes to block EPA regulation of streams, wetlands

posted on May 15, 2015 at 12:10 PM

House Republicans on Tuesday voted to block government rules that would clarify which streams, tributaries and wetlands should be protected from pollution and development under the Clean Water Act. Full Story

Year after WV River Spill, Execs Face Charges

posted on December 19, 2014 at 2:14 PM

When state inspectors arrived at Freedom Industries asking about a licorice smell enveloping West Virginia's capital city, the point person at the tank farm, Dennis P. Farrell, told them he knew nothing about a chemical leak. Almost a year later,... Full Story

Congress Sides With Farmers Against Proposed EPA Water Rule

posted on September 12, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Congress Sides With Farmers Against Proposed EPA Water Rule
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure this week designed to prevent the administration from broadly defining which bodies of water can be regulated under the Clean Water Act. Full Story

Gulf of Mexico Residents Hail Ruling Against BP

posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:42 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Environmentalists, recreational fishermen and people who make their living on the Gulf of Mexico are hailing a federal judge's ruling that could mean $18 billion in additional fines for BP over the nation's worst offshore oil... Full Story

Testimony Ends In Closely Watched Md. Poultry Suit

posted on October 26, 2012 at 12:59 PM

The defense argued manure from the 80,000 chickens wasn't escaping in great enough amounts to pollute and noted more than 40 cows also live on the farm. Full Story

Florida Water Pollution Rules Clear Legislature

posted on February 10, 2012 at 1:23 PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The lingering dispute over new water pollution rules for Florida will move to an administrative law court following final passage Thursday of a bill that in effect gives them legislative approval. The Florida Department of... Full Story

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