water act violations

Shell to Pay $1 Million for Water Pollution in Puerto Rico

Article: Shell to Pay $1 Million for Water Pollution in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, January 15, 2009 (ENS) – For discharging pollutants into a creek that flows to the Caribbean Sea, a Shell petrochemical company in Puerto Rico has agreed to pay a $1,025,000 penalty and spend at least $273,800 enhancing its pollution controls and monitoring to remedy the Clean Water Act violations. The agreement…

Bush Administration Covered Up 500+ Blocked Water Pollution Cases

Article: Bush Administration Covered Up 500+ Blocked Water Pollution Cases

WASHINGTON, DC, December 16, 2008 (ENS) – The results of a Congressional investigation released today detail the collapse of the Clean Water Act enforcement program in the wake of a Supreme Court decision that clouded the question of whether rivers, streams and wetlands remain protected from pollution and development. The report reveals more than 500…

Rum Maker Bacardi Settles Polluted Water Case

Article: Rum Maker Bacardi Settles Polluted Water Case

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, November 6, 2008 (ENS) – The Bacardi corporation and the U.S. EPA have reached an agreement that spells out the resolution of Clean Water Act violations at Bacardi’s rum manufacturing facility in Cataño, Puerto Rico. Under the agreement, a consent decree approved by the U.S. District Court for Puerto Rico, Bacardi…

New York Needs $50 Billion to Keep Waters Clean

Article: New York Needs $50 Billion to Keep Waters Clean

ALBANY, New York, September 2, 2008 (ENS) – New York Governor David Paterson is calling on the federal government to help New York’s municipalities maintain lakes, rivers and streams. Federal support for water infrastructure has plummeted roughly 70 percent over the last two decades, delaying critical maintenance and contributing to Clean Water Act violations. Due…

Puerto Rico Will Create Task Force to Improve Wetlands

Article: Puerto Rico Will Create Task Force to Improve Wetlands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, August 11, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Puerto Rico Land Authority have reached a settlement that requires the creation of a task force to identify, monitor and protect wetlands in Puerto Rico in order to resolve a 2007 EPA complaint over Clean Water Act violations. According…

Toxic Spills to Appalachian Waters Cost Massey Coal $20 Million

Article: Toxic Spills to Appalachian Waters Cost Massey Coal $20 Million

WASHINGTON, DC, January 17, 2008 (ENS) – The fourth largest coal company in the United States, Massey Energy, has agreed to pay a $20 million civil penalty to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at coal mines in West Virginia and Kentucky, the U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced today. This is the…