Clean Water Act News
Watchdog: EPA Delayed Flint Emergency Order by 7 Months
The Environmental Protection Agency had the power and enough information to issue an emergency order to protect the people of Flint, Mich. from lead-contaminated water as early as 7 months before they did, the EPA's inspector general said Thursday. “Federal law provides the EPA with emergency
The Latest: Corps Files Response to Lawsuit Over Pipeline
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says in its response to a lawsuit over the Dakota Access pipeline that it followed proper procedure in evaluating permits for water crossings and did not violate any federal laws
US Declines Prosecution of Government Worker in Mine Spill
Federal investigators say the U.S. Attorney's Office in Colorado has declined to prosecute an employee of the Environmental Protection Agency over a massive mine wastewater spill
How Democratic VP Pick Tim Kaine's Camp Is Already Pushing Back on Liberal Critics
Democrats in Philadelphia are unlikely to greet Tim Kaine with a unified hero’s welcome when he takes the stage at the Democratic National Convention tonight. In fact, about 165 Bernie Sanders delegates answered a survey saying they’d be interested in “nonviolently and emphatically” protesting
Cleveland on the Rise: Look Back on the City's Comeback Before RNC
Tens of thousands of people are expected to head to Cleveland for the second time this summer, with the Ohio city having something of a renaissance. The NBA victory of the Cleveland Cavaliers drew fans in June, and the Republican National Convention is expected to draw voters from across the
3 Officials Charged in Flint Water Crisis
Two Michigan Department of Environment Quality employees have pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against them in connection to the Flint toxic water crisis. Stephen Busch and Michael Prysby were arraigned today and released on $10,000 bond. They both have probable cause conferences on May 4.
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: How Officials Are Working to Prevent Another Tragedy
Six years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill , officials are still working to ensure such a tragedy never happens again. On April 20, 2010, an explosion occurred on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform , killing 11 workers and triggering the worst oil spill in U.S. history. It took 87 days to cap
Three Officials Criminally Charged in Flint Water Scandal
The Michigan Attorney General announced charges against water supervisor Stephen Busch, water engineer Michael Prysby and water quality supervisor Michael Glasgow.
Federal Judge Dismisses Flint Residents' $150 Million Class-Action Lawsuit
A federal judge in Detroit has dismissed a $150 million class-action lawsuit filed by Flint residents and one Flint business, suggesting the plaintiffs refile in a Michigan state court due to lack of jurisdiction. In a decision issued today, Judge John Corbett O'Meara said because the plaintiffs
Gulf States Reach $18.7 Billion Settlement With BP Over Oil Spill
The record settlement comes after 134 million gallons of oil were spilled into the Gulf following the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in 2010.