Groups threaten to sue Yellowstone Club over claims of illegal nitrogen pollution

Two conservation groups and an environmental law firm are poised to sue the Yellowstone Club alleging the club is illegally discharging nitrogen into the South Fork of the Gallatin River.
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PWSA sentenced for polluting the Allegheny River, false reporting

A federal judge has sentenced the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to probation, ordered it to pay a $500,000 judgment and to start an environmental compliance program the authority violated the Clean Water Act by discharging sludge into the Allegheny River.

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Trump rule reversal expands protections for Montana waterways

Many of Montana's streams and wetlands lost Clean Water Act protections after the Trump administration passed a federal rule in 2020, but those pollution protections were restored following a recent decision by a U.S. district court judge.

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EPA moves for permanent block on Pebble Mine project in Alaska

The Biden administration proposes Clean Water Act protections across Bristol Bay.
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Federal judge strikes down Trump rule governing water pollution

The rule allowed fertilizers, pesticides and industrial chemicals to flow into small streams, marshes and wetlands. The judge warned of environmental harm.
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Shannon Gority: Deadline looms for state, federal officials to save PA and Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is optimistic that seizing current opportunities can put Pennsylvania back on track toward its goals for cleaner local rivers and streams and saving the Bay. But time is running out.

www.post-gazette.com
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Federal-state settlement resolves Hussey Copper pollution violations on Ohio River

Hussey Copper, already ordered to pay a $550,000 criminal fine for polluting the Ohio River at its Leetsdale operation, has agreed to pay another $861,500 civil penalty and take other measures to upgrade its systems as part of a proposed settlement.

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Environmental groups pressure central Pa. food company to clean up wastewater plant

Environmental groups say the Hanover Foods plant is illegally discharging pollution into nearby streams that ultimately flow to the Chesapeake Bay.
Pittsburgh

Former PWSA Supervisor Charged For Violating The Clean Water Act

A former Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority supervisor is being charged with violating the Clean Water Act.
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Biden administration to restore clean-water protections ended by Trump

The Environmental Protection Agency announced it would repeal a Trump-era rule that weakened pollution controls for wetlands and streams.
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Biden EPA moves to reverse and rewrite Trump administration changes to Clean Water Act

The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers said in a joint statement they had determined that the Trump administration’s rollback is “leading to significant environmental degradation.”
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Alaska Natives strike conservation deal in Bristol Bay that could impede Pebble Mine

The deal will make it difficult for backers of a massive open-pit gold and copper mine to carry out their project because the new protections cover a portion of a critical route the Pebble Limited Partnership plans to use to transport ore from the mine.
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Don't compromise science when protecting water quality in the nation’s rivers and streams: Derrick Z. Jackson

With its "Waters of the United States" rule, President Obama's administration enacted unprecedented protections of rivers and streams.

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Andrew Macdonald: Urban stream renewal is not helping the Chesapeake Bay

The goal should be to preserve and protect these natural ecosystems, not to clear-cut and bulldoze them and hope we can replant them.
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