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Creative Sentence For Ontario Concrete Company
Posted on 9 Jul 2015 by Dianne Saxe

A Sudbury ready mix concrete company, Rainbow Concrete Industries Ltd ., pleaded guilty to one count under s. 30 of the Ontario Water Resources Act , for discharging concrete waste water into a Sudbury creek, and received a creative sentence plus a fine... Read More

The 2014 California Environmental Legislative Recap: An Election Year Drought
Posted on 31 Mar 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

By Mr. Gary A. Lucks Get the latest expert analysis on California's new environmental and land use laws. This article summarizes legislation passed during the 2014-2015 California Legislative Session, including bills addressing water supply... Read More

Amount of plastic trash in the ocean may be vastly underestimated
Posted on 28 Apr 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted the various plastic debris wastes that are located in the oceans. Prior posts have also suggested that there may be plastic waste in the water column, though its quantification was uncertain. A recent assessment suggests that the... Read More

Ninth Circuit rules that owners of storm water systems (e.g., cities, counties, districts) are liable for discharges of polluted stormwater into rivers and ocean
Posted on 11 Mar 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

It is well known that stormwater gathers a variety of pollutants as it flows across the landscape and even through stormwater drainage systems. See, for example, http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/home.cfm?program_id=6 and http://www.epa.gov/owow_keep/NPS/index... Read More

Amount of plastic trash in the ocean may be vastly underestimated
Posted on 28 Apr 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted the various plastic debris wastes that are located in the oceans. Prior posts have also suggested that there may be plastic waste in the water column, though its quantification was uncertain. A recent assessment suggests that the... Read More