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Ship company, engineer reach deal in Alaska pollution case

...Sassin, the chief engineer on the AML-operated ship City of Tokyo, agreed to plead guilty to violating federal clean water law by knowingly dumping 4,500 gallons of oily bilge water south of the Aleutian Islands.The company and Sassin, 45...
Major seafood processor operating in Alaska agrees to penalty to settle pollution allegations

...Seattle-based seafood company will pay a $2.5 million civil penalty to settle allegations that it violated clean water law at processing plants in Alaska, the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department announced Wednesday...
Federal government sues BP over spills

...government has filed a civil lawsuit against BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc., alleging violations of federal clean air and water laws for two major spills on the North Slope in 2006. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Anchorage...
Loophole lets cruise ships dump pollution

ANCHORAGE - Cruise ships plying the Inside Passage routinely dump polluted water in spots known as ``doughnut holes,'' areas just beyond three miles offshore.
Cruise ship staffer jailed

...They were later indicted and remain fugitives. Royal Caribbean itself pleaded guilty to 21 counts of violating clean water laws and lying to the Coast Guard. In October, it was sentenced to pay a total of $18 million in fines in six federal jurisdictions...
Parnell orders inquest of mining raids

...history of noncompliance with the state and federal clean water laws and ongoing significant discharges - possibly felony violations of state and federal clean water laws."The EPA said violations were found during the inspection...
EPA may nix mixing zones

...proposal indicates a shift in the agency's policy. Environmentalists consider mixing zones a loophole in federal clean water laws, while industry sees them as a necessary tool. EPA Administrator Carol Browner last month announced her agency's...
Coeur made choices, has itself to blame

...profits are worth more that clean water, then every business will want to ignore, bypass or subvert existing clean water laws to suit their own needs and bottom lines. You can imagine the outcome. Coeur made its own choices, and it knew the...
Court request gives mine owners hope

...earlier that Kensington's plan to dispose of its mine rock waste in Lower Slate Lake did not comply with the clean water laws. Coeur appealed and asked the full 11-judge panel to consider the case. The court's decision to ask the plaintiffs...
Consultant helps clear up crossing impasse

...say 'Now what. What do we do next?'" Richard Glick, a Portland-based lawyer specializing in environmental and water law, said in a memo distributed Tuesday that the best direction for the city to take would be to determine an environmentally...


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