federal environmental laws

Navy Sonar v. Whales Argued in U.S. Supreme Court

Article: Navy Sonar v. Whales Argued in U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC, October 8, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court today waded into a dispute between the U.S. military and environmentalists and appeared closely divided over whether a federal judge had the authority to force the Navy to restrict sonar training exercises off the coast of California in order to minimize harm to whales…

Florida Asks Citizens to Report Environmental Crime

Article: Florida Asks Citizens to Report Environmental Crime

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, april 14, 2008 (ENS) – Public outreach and education will help increase awareness of environmental crimes, and when people are aware of such crimes, they will report them to law enforcement authorities, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, DEP. The state agency intends to encourage this type of reporting by participating…

Whistleblower Seeks Restoration of Independent EPA Ombudsman

Article: Whistleblower Seeks Restoration of Independent EPA Ombudsman

WASHINGTON, DC, January 8, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is resisting a legal bid to re-create its internal independent watchdog, according to filings posted today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, PEER, a national association of workers in natural resources agencies. At the time it was disbanded in 2002, the EPA’s National…