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New rule on Clean Water Act jurisdiction proposed

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have proposed a new rule that seeks to shed light on the federal Clean Water Act's jurisdiction regarding protection of streams and wetlands.
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New York town to create new wetlands under consent decree

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The town of Ramapo, N.Y., will have to pay a civil penalty of $125,000 for violating the federal Clean Water Act by damaging wetlands during the construction of a baseball stadium.
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Citgo faces $197 million fine for Lake Charles oil spill

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Oklahoma-based refiner Citgo Petroleum Corp. may face a $197 million fine for the 2006 oil spill at its refinery in Lake Charles, La.
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Mississippi water companies settle Clean Water Act Violations

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Two Mississippi water companies have agreed to settle Clean Water Act violations and implement improvement programs designed to reduce sewage overflows and resulting pollution.
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Coal companies to pay record $27.5 million fine for Clean Water Act violations

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Coal mining company Alpha Natural Resources, Alpha Appalachian Holdings and 66 subsidiaries have agreed to pay a civil penalty of $27.5 million for thousands of permit violations.
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North Carolina regulators fine more violations at Duke Energy power plants

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North Carolina's Department of Environment and Natural Resources has taken enforcement action against five power plants owned and operated by energy company Duke Energy following violations of water pollution laws.
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Texas metal finishing company investigated for cadmium discharge

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has started an investigation into a company that allegedly discharged a toxic chemical into the wastewater system of Fort Worth, Texas.
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Controversial draft rule on EPA water regulation stirs opinions

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A draft proposal of a rule that aims to clarify the definition of U.S. waters has raised concerns that the EPA may not be proposing the most effective measures.
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Iowa environmentalists slam new Clean Water Act proposed rules

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Iowa's newly proposed water regulation is not adequately designed to protect rivers and lakes from livestock farm pollution, a coalition including several environmental groups has claimed.
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Lake Tahoe authority sued for chemical pollution over fireworks

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A federal lawsuit has been filed against the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority by a couple from Nevada who claim that debris from the fireworks on Independence Day and Labor Day has polluted the waters of the lake.
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