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Louisiana to sue energy companies over damaged wetlands

Source: 
The New York Times

The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East is set to file a lawsuit against energy companies including ExxonMobil and BP to repair damages done to coastal wetlands, The New York Times reports.

Feds update plan to protect Great Lakes from carp

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal plan for keeping hungry Asian carp from reaching the valuable fish populations of the Great Lakes calls for reinforcing electrical and other barriers currently in place and for field-testing other methods, including the use of water guns and hormonal fish love potions.

2 shipping companies fined $10.4M in dumping case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two international shipping firms will pay $10.4 million in penalties for obstructing justice and illegally dumping pollutants.

House panel wants deep cut in Great Lakes program

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal programs designed to make headway on some of the Great Lakes' most longstanding ecological problems, from harbors caked with toxic sludge to the threat of an Asian carp attack, would lose about 80 percent of their funding under a spending plan approved Tuesday by a Republican-controlled U.S. House panel .

House Natural Resources subcommittee hearing on pending lands bills

Washington, July 23, 2013, 10:00 am

House Natural Resources Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee hearing on lands bills: H.R. 163, H.R. 361, H.R. 433, H.R. 706, H.R. 908, H.R. 930, H.R. 1025, and H.R. 1808. National Park Service Associate Director for Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Herbert C. Frost to testify.

Senate Energy hearing on aging water infrastructure

Washington, July 25, 2013, 2:30 pm

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Water and Power Subcommittee hearing on aging water resource infrastructure in the U.S.

Senate Energy hearing on National Parks funding

Washington, July 25, 2013, 9:30 am

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, "Funding the National Park System for the Next Century." Witnesses to be announced. 

Senate Environment hearing on Corps of Engineers projects

Washington, July 22, 2013, 3:00 pm

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing, "Oversight of Army Corps of Engineers Water Management in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) and the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) River Systems." South Atlantic Division Commander Brigadier General Donald E. (Ed) Jackson, Jr., Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy to testify. 

House Natural Resources subcommittee hearing on lands bills

Washington, July 19, 2013, 9:00 am

House Natural Resources Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee hearing on pending lands bills: H.R. 587, H.R. 1168, H.R. 1170, H.R. 1684, H.R. 2068, H.R. 2095, S. 130, S. 304, and S. 459.

Florida defendants to pay record fine for wetlands violations

Source: 
Sunshine State News

A Florida man and his company will pay $2.25 million in criminal fines for EPA violations of illegal dredging and wetlands violation, a record wetlands fine for a Florida resident, Sunshine State News reports.

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