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Court ruling backs EPA reviews of mining companies' Clean Water Act permits

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The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has backed the efforts of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut down on water pollution from mining operations.
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EPA requires Pennsylvania municipalities to improve stormwater management

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The federal agency's orders are intended to enhance the state's efforts to implement efficient stormwater management practices across all communities and to improve water quality in waterways.
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BP faces Clean Water Act fine for Macondo well blowout

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More than four years after it happened, the Macondo well incident in the Gulf of Mexico continues to capture the attention of the industry and the public.
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Iowa cattle producer slapped with heavy fine for water pollution

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A district court judge has fined a cattle producer from northwest Iowa $12,000 for improper application of manure on fields, which resulted in the manure flowing into a tributary of a local creek in 2012.
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Idaho dairy producer fined over wastewater pH levels

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Between 2009 and 2012 Idaho Milk Products released wastewater from its facility into the city's sewer system, with acidity levels of the wastewater more than 130 times higher than the company was allowed to discharge.
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Hawaii waste management company accused of Clean Water Act violations

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Waste Management of Hawaii Inc. and two of its managers were indicted last week by a federal grand jury in Honolulu on 13 counts of U.S. Clean Water Act violations.
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US senators criticize EPA over alleged 'power grab'

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The proposed changes to the jurisdiction of the EPA over national bodies of water has sparked controversy.
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Unilever fined $4.5 million for Clean Water Act violations

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Unilever Home and Personal Care USA has been fined $1 million for breaches of the Clean Water Act and will also have to contribute $3.5 million to environmental programs.
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Wastewater storage facility owner admits Clean Water Act violations

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The former owner of an oil-and-gas wastewater and brine storage facility has pleaded guilty to violations of the Clean Water Act that resulted in the contamination of the Mahoning River.
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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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