In Thursday's environmental law news, the EPA has announced that New Hampshire company Pilgrim Foods, Inc. has agreed to pay $190,000 plus interest for violating the Clean Water Act - in this instance, discharging wastewater over a period of many years into a stream on the companys property that is a tributary of the Souhegan River. The wastewater was acidic and contained other pollutants and has caused significant damage to the brook. The company had also failed to apply for a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit to discharge stormwater, as well as other violations. For more, see the press release.
In other environmental law news...
- The Senate has unanimously passed HR 2828, better known as CalFed, which authorize the Secretary of the Interior to implement water supply technology and infrastructure programs in California. The bill will improve coordination between federal and California state agencies.
- The US Fish and Wildlife service seeks public comment on an assessment of a proposed stream restoration project and trout habitat enhancement [PDF] on the East Fork Sevier River in the Kingston Canyon Wildlife Management Area in Utah. Comments will be accepted until October 15, 2004, and can be made online here.