Dumping & Disposing. Legal news and articles for February 16 - 19, 2012

Steve Scauzillo: Who created most environmental laws? Republicans.Steve Scauzillo: Who created most environmental laws? Republicans.Ecuador Ordered to Prevent Enforcement of Verdict Against ChevronMan Pleads Guilty to Illegal Dumping in Upstate New YorkMarcellus Shale gas drillers recycling more wasteWatershed group: Yankee needs to restart river processPanel orders Ecuador to suspend enforcement of $18B judgmentLitter as a livelihood in Mexico; Efforts to foster recycling in the capital ...Panel protects Chevron in Ecuador casePilsen Residents Demand More from Illinois EPADow Chemical Agrees To Clean Dioxin-tainted Properties In Midland, Mich.Tics and Toxins: Evidence Points to Environment, Infection in LeRoy OutbreakDow agrees to clean dioxin-tainted propertiesWakiso Authorities Stop Rosebud Flower ExpansionDow agrees to clean dioxin-tainted properties

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Environmentalists Alarmed at 7-Year Oil Leak in the Gulf
Courthouse News ServiceFebruary 6, 2012

... wellhead has been dumping 4000 gallons of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico for 7 years, and neither its owner nor state or federal governments have informed the public or seriously tried to stop it, six environmental groups claim in Federal Court.more »

A Guilford County official believes a state tax may be partially to blame for ...
WFMY News 2February 10, 2012

Guilford County Environmental Services Coordinator Susan Heim said changing a state law might be the solution to a growing problem of illegal tire dumping. "When they crafted the legislation, they did it with those large dumpsites in mind and having ...more »

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Steve Scauzillo: Who created most environmental laws? Republicans.
Pasadena Star-NewsFebruary 19, 2012

The folks on the west side of Los Angeles County always used our Valley as a dumping ground. The other day, I heard a Republican environmental consultant (nope, it's not an oxymoron) give a talk about where all those onerous environmental laws GOP ...more »

Steve Scauzillo: Who created most environmental laws? Republicans.
Whittier Daily NewsFebruary 19, 2012

The folks on the west side of Los Angeles County always used our Valley as a dumping ground. The other day, I heard a Republican environmental consultant (nope, it's not an oxymoron) give a talk about where all those onerous environmental laws GOP ...more »

Ecuador Ordered to Prevent Enforcement of Verdict Against Chevron
Latin American Herald TribuneFebruary 19, 2012

QUITO – An international arbitration court in The Hague has ordered Ecuador to prevent “recognition and enforcement” of an $18.2 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. for environmental damage in the Amazon, the US oil company said.more »

Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Dumping in Upstate New York
PressZoom (press release)February 18, 2012

... and to defraud the United States, and to making false statements to federal law enforcement, the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of New York and the US Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division announced today.more »

Marcellus Shale gas drillers recycling more waste
Wall Street JournalFebruary 18, 2012

But experts are wondering if a loophole in disposal regulations is still allowing significant quantities of one of the worrisome compounds— salty bromides— into rivers and streams, or if shale gas drillers were only part of the problem.more »

Watershed group: Yankee needs to restart river process
Brattleboro ReformerFebruary 18, 2012

Laura Murphy of Vermont Law School, whose Environmental & Natural Resources Law Clinic is representing CRWC, said the council reports show Entergy has not displayed evidence its discharge does not harm the river's native fish and wildlife.more »

Panel orders Ecuador to suspend enforcement of $18B judgment
Legal News LineFebruary 18, 2012

The ruling, which stems from an environmental lawsuit involving Texaco Petroleum, confirmed a lower court's ruling last February. The lower court had found the company liable for dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste into the Amazon, ...more »

Litter as a livelihood in Mexico; Efforts to foster recycling in the capital ...
Waste Management WorldFebruary 17, 2012

''Clandestine dumps could spring up,'' warned Gustavo Alanís, the director of the Mexican Center for Environmental Law. Gabriel Quadri de la Torre, a former federal environmental official who is running for president under the banner of a minor party, ...more »

Panel protects Chevron in Ecuador case
FRANCE 24February 17, 2012

The panel's order Thursday buys Chevron time to fight the judgment set against it one year ago for environmental damage in the Ecuadoran jungle allegedly caused by Texaco, which Chevron acquired in 2001. The panel ordered the Ecuadoran government to ...more »

Pilsen Residents Demand More from Illinois EPA
Progress IllinoisFebruary 17, 2012

... for dumping allegedly dangerous levels of lead into the surrounding neighborhood. Questions and topics raised by those in attendance ranged from delving into the minutia of environmental law to one woman's straightforward plea of "for me, ...more »

Dow Chemical Agrees To Clean Dioxin-tainted Properties In Midland, Mich.
Huffington PostFebruary 17, 2012

Michigan environmental regulators said Thursday that they reached a long-sought deal with Dow Chemical Co. to clean up to 1400 residential properties in Midland, home of its corporate headquarters and a plant that polluted the area with dioxin for much ...more »

Tics and Toxins: Evidence Points to Environment, Infection in LeRoy Outbreak
Age of AutismFebruary 17, 2012

One potentially problematic site on school grounds has been identified by Mary Sitton, president of CMS Environmental Research in Virginia. “In 1985, I see an access road leading to a potential dump site,” she told us after analyzing old aerial photos ...more »

Dow agrees to clean dioxin-tainted properties
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 17, 2012

By JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer Joseph Tobianski / AP Safe Haven Outreach Director Jean E. Mathieu needs to discuss the possibility of moving Safe Haven Outreach with the Board of Directors. Safe Haven Outreach is located in what Dow Chemical ...more »

Wakiso Authorities Stop Rosebud Flower Expansion
AllAfrica.comFebruary 16, 2012

Wakiso district LC5 chairperson, Matia Lwanga Bwanika said the suspension of their programs is to give way for the district and environment authorities to ascertain the extent of environmental degradation in the area. "We have seen waste dumping into ...more »

Dow agrees to clean dioxin-tainted properties
Cherokee TribuneFebruary 16, 2012

by John Flesher AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) _ Michigan environmental regulators said Thursday that they reached a long-sought deal with Dow Chemical Co. to clean up to 1400 residential properties in Midland, home of its corporate ...more »

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