Laws & Regulations

"6 Freedom Owners, Managers, Employees Charged; Company Takes Plea Deal"

"Federal prosecutors charged Freedom Industries and six of its owners, managers and employees with criminal violations of the Clean Water Act related to the January 2014 chemical leak that contaminated the drinking water of 300,000 people in Charleston and surrounding communities."

Source: Charleston Gazette, 12/18/2014

Foreign Agents May Cloak Environmental Stories

Environmental journalists can find important stories using data about lobbyists registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act to work for foreign firms and governments. The Sunlight Foundation and other groups have compiled some of the information into a searchable online database — a starting point for finding enviro and energy stories.

New Studies Specify Methane Leaks, Bolster Calls for Strong EPA Rules

"A new peer-reviewed analysis of sources of leaks in natural gas drilling and well operations strongly bolsters growing calls for the Environmental Protection Agency to settle on regulations cutting wasteful, harmful emissions of methane from both new and existing oil and natural gas wells."

Source: Dot Earth, 12/11/2014

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