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Rapanos Will Pay for Clean Water Act Violations

Rapanos Will Pay for Clean Water Act Violations

DETROIT, Michigan, December 30, 2008 (ENS) – In long-running case that affects the scope of federal jurisdiction over wetlands and other waters, developer John Rapanos and related defendants agreed Monday to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act at three sites in Midland and Bay counties, Michigan. Rapanos has agreed to pay a $150,000 civil…

Storm Surge Barrier Going Up to Protect New Orleans

Storm Surge Barrier Going Up to Protect New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, December 29, 2008 (ENS) – Defense of Greater New Orleans’ most vulnerable area from storm surge has begun with the groundbreaking for the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lake Borgne Surge Barrier Project, the largest design-build civil works project in Corps history. It is unusual for a civil works project to be designed…

Pennsylvania Invites Public Input on State Water Plan

Pennsylvania Invites Public Input on State Water Plan

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, September 3, 2008 (ENS) – Pennsylvanians will have a chance to provide input on how the commonwealth manages its water resources during a series of public meetings to be held across the state this month. The Department of Environmental Protection, along with members of six regional water resources committees, will accept testimony on…