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Environmental Judge Orders Vermont to Act on Stormwater

Environmental Judge Orders Vermont to Act on Stormwater

MONTPELIER, Vermont, February 23, 2009 (ENS) – For the second time in seven months, the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources has been handed a court order to implement stormwater regulations that will protect water quality in five Chittenden County brooks. Environmental Court Judge Thomas Durkin last week reaffirmed his August 2008 order to the state…

Dirty Runoff From Massachusetts Roads Violates Federal Law

Dirty Runoff From Massachusetts Roads Violates Federal Law

BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 2, 2008 (ENS) – In a precedent-setting decision, a federal court judge ruled Friday that the Massachusetts Highway Department violated federal clean water law by failing to develop an adequate stormwater cleanup plan for its 2,500 miles of urban roads and bridges. The decision, by Judge William Young, stems from a lawsuit…