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EPA Finalizes the Clean Water Rule to Protect Streams and Wetlands

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with the Army Corps of Engineers, finalized the Clean Water Rule last week to ensure that waters protected under the Clean Water Act are more precisely defined and predictably determined. The rule will provide … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes Rule to Increase Efficiency of Clean Water Act Reporting

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule this past Wednesday regarding Clean Water Act reporting.  The rule would update the reporting for municipalities and industries to an electronic data reporting system.  Not only will the actual reporting be done … Continue reading

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Two New Bills Target the Fracking Industry

Representatives from both Colorado and Pennsylvania introduced two new bills focused on the fracking industry last Thursday.  The main goal of these bills is to ensure the fracking industry is required to follow the same environmental rules as other industries.  … Continue reading

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BP Settles All Criminal Claims

BP will pay $4 billion over five years to resolve all of the federal criminal charges in relation to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.  Additionally, they have also agreed to pay $525 million over three years to resolve … Continue reading

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New Clean Water App

On October 18, 2012 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new tool in the form of an app and website to “help people find information on the condition of thousands of lakes, rivers and streams across the United States … Continue reading

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Large Seafood Company Receives Major EPA Fines

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced yesterday an agreement with Trident Seafoods Corp. in response to numerous alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA).  Trident has agreed to pay a $2.5 … Continue reading

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