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- Privatizing the Patriot Act: The Criminalization of Environmental and Animal Protectionists
The United States Patriot Act was implemented in 2001, and it has given law enforcement and other related agencies additional power to seek out, detain and seize citizens that may be suspected of terrorism and terroristic attacks on the country. Other laws have been passed that condemn and attempt to stop civil liberties from being impeded and infringed.
- The Challenges and Strides of Sustainability in Columbia, SC
As global heat records have been shattered in the summer of 2016, many Americans are growing frustrated at the rate of progress being made in our country when it comes to sustainability. The good news is that even though we seem to be so often gridlocked on a national scale, communities around the country are making their own efforts to make our cities and towns more efficient.
- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Funding Problem
In theory, as well as in public support, Texas Parks and Wildlife funding is essential. The funds are garnered through a sporting good sales tax with 94 percent of the revenue slated for ongoing park and wildlife maintenance and 6 percent going to the Texas Historical Commission for maintenance of historical sites throughout the state.
- Unsafe Asbestos Removal
Many buildings were constructed with asbestos insulation in the past. After the discovery that the material is hazardous to humans, many companies have endeavored to remove as much of the material as possible. It is when the removal becomes dangerous to workers that health and safety should be reinforced.
- Massachusetts Environmental Fine Demonstrates Need to Adhere to Permit Requirements
A Salisbury, Massachusetts marina recently incurred a $14,380 penalty for its failure to adhere to the terms of an Activity and Use Limitation (AUL) attached to the property after the previous owner discovered a spill.
- Proposal to Add Vineland NJ to Superfund List of Hazardous Waste Sites
The Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed that the former Kil-Tone Company factory site in Vineland, New Jersey be added to the United States’ list of “most hazardous waste sites.”
- Wetlands Damage by Exxon
ExxonMobil Corporation and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) received court approval of a $225 million consent judgment on August 25, 2015, in a closely-watched dispute over natural resource damages (NRD) caused by the oil giant.
- DELCORA Sewer Discharge Settlement Agreement with EPA
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have confirmed they have reached a settlement with a Pennsylvania water utility called the Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority (DELCORA).
- New Vapor Intrusion Guidelines
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released two official guideline manuals on vapor intrusion emissions.
- Duke Energy Settlement for Environmental Pollution
In May 2015, one of the largest electrical utility companies in the country, Duke Energy, entered a guilty plea in response to federal criminal charges for polluting rivers in North Carolina.