Laws & Regulations

"Cape Kiwanda Pedestal: Collapse Could Lead To Fines, Criminal Charges"

"Oregon State Police and Parks officials watched the viral video showing the toppling of a popular sandstone pedestal at Cape Kiwanda earlier this week, and the agencies said Monday they would "review the incident immediately" and decide how to respond to the apparent vandalism."

Source: Portland Oregonian, 09/06/2016

"Black Warrior Riverkeeper Sues Drummond Over Abandoned Coal Mine"

"Conservation groups filed a federal lawsuit Thursday seeking to force Drummond Company to clean up its Maxine Mine, an underground coal mine that has not produced coal in decades, but which the Riverkeeper group says is still leaching mine waste and other pollutants into the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River."

Source: Alabama Media Group, 09/02/2016

"U.S. Funding for Fighting Zika Virus Is Nearly Spent, C.D.C. Says"

"The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Tuesday that federal funds to fight the Zika virus were nearly exhausted, and that if Congress did not replenish them soon, there would be no money to fight a new outbreak."

Source: NY Times, 09/01/2016

Maryland Fines Coal Plants $1 Million For Polluting Potomac, Patuxent

"Maryland is fining the owner of two of the state's largest coal power plants $1 million for dumping too much nitrogen into the Potomac and Patuxent rivers, one of the largest penalties state environmental regulators have levied in years."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 08/31/2016

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