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Tag Archives: Clean Water Act

Environmental Law: Governor, senators back clean water and spending to improve infrastructure

For years, grassroots organizations such as Genesee RiverWatch, Hudson Riverkeeper, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, the Nature Conservancy and others have advocated for improvements in water and wastewater infrastructure and watershed protection. Contaminated drinking water events in Hoosick Falls, Newburgh, Petersburgh and ...

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Environmental Law: Donald Trump and the Environmental Agenda

Writing this column in December 2016, now a month past the surprising presidential election result, brings with it many uncertainties. Predicting environmental policy in new administrations is challenging under normal election conditions, but with a businessman about to assume the ...

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Fourth Department — Clean Water Act: U.S. Energy Development Corp. v. NYS Dpt. Of Environmental Conservation

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Clean Water Act Preemption — Writ of Prohibition U.S. Energy Development Corp. v. NYS Dpt. Of Environmental Conservation CA 13-01416 Appealed from Supreme Court, Erie County Background: The petitioner conducts oil and gas operations in Pennsylvania ...

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Proposed rule change irks farmers, legislators

Several federal and local officials are trying to steer the Environmental Protection Agency away from expanding a definition of navigable waters. The agency, backed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has proposed a rule change that would subject almost ...

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Webster company admits violation

Maracle Industrial Finishing, of Webster, and its general manager, John Maltese, 60, of Canandaigua, have pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Water Act. The corporation faces a maximum fine of $500,000, while Maltese faces up to three years in prison ...

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Clean Water Act: U.S. v. Acquest Transit LLC

U.S. District Court, Western District of New York Clean Water Act Injunctions U.S. v. Acquest Transit LLC 09-CV-55 Judge Foschio Background: The defendant moves to vacate a preliminary injunction and for partial summary judgment. The U.S. government brought action Jan. ...

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Clean Water Act: Peconic Baykeeper Inc. v. Suffolk County

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Clean Water Act Peconic Baykeeper Inc. v. Suffolk County 09-0097-cv Appealed from the Eastern District of New York Background: Defendants Suffolk County and the Suffolk County Department of Public Works, Division of Vector Control, ...

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