coastal water quality

Los Angeles, Malibu Sued Over Polluted Runoff

Article: Los Angeles, Malibu Sued Over Polluted Runoff

LOS ANGELES, California, March 7, 2008 (ENS) – Two environmental groups filed two separate lawsuits in federal court Monday to compel the County of Los Angeles and the City of Malibu to stop allowing urban stormwater runoff carrying bacteria and toxins to flow into coastal waters. Urban runoff is known to be the top source…

Developer Fined for Despoiling Hawaii's Largest Wetland

Article: Developer Fined for Despoiling Hawaii's Largest Wetland

HONOLULU, Hawaii, February 2, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday fined Frank Coluccio Construction Co. and Castle Family LLC a total of $68,000 for filling sensitive wetlands without federal permits. The fill, adjacent to Hamakua Stream near Kailua on the island of Oahu, affected the largest wetland in the Hawaiian islands, the…

California to Filter Stormwater from 1,000 Miles of Roads

Article: California to Filter Stormwater from 1,000 Miles of Roads

LOS ANGELES, California, January 23, 2008 (ENS) – Millions of gallons of polluted stormwater that runs off state highways each year will be kept out of Southern California waters and off the region’s beaches after two environmental groups and the California Department of Transportation came to an agreement in federal court on Friday. The state…