Water & Oceans

"Coal Carrier Finally in Safe Waters After 'Complex' Operation"

"Maritime authorities have pulled off an incredibly complex salvage operation without spilling any more oil into Great Barrier Reef waters. Nine days after the coal carrier Shen Neng 1 ran aground on Douglas Shoal off Rockhampton it has been refloated, and is now anchored in safe waters."

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 04/13/2010

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Maryland Legislature Threatens Law Clinic For Defending Chesapeake Bay

In the face of public outrage (and press coverage), the legislature partially backed down — but kept a requirement that the law clinic report to the legislature on whom it represented.

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MD: "Easing of Storm-Water Pollution Rules Approved"

"An O'Malley administration proposal to ease Maryland's stringent new storm-water pollution rules won legislative approval [Monday] night, capping a fierce debate over whether the Chesapeake Bay would suffer from giving developers more time and leeway in having to clamp down on rainfall washing off their building projects."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 04/07/2010

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