Illegal ocean dumping persists despite DOJ crackdown

By Ronnie Greene

Federal prosecutors target dumping on the high seas, which taints global waterways with oil and other contaminants.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environmental Protection Agency":

"… rdous substances,” said Maureen O’Mara, special agent-in-charge of the Environmental Protection Agency’s criminal enforcement program in Atlanta, in June 2010. A company attor …"

IMPACT: After years of complaints, EPA steps in at Iowa plant

By Chris Hamby

Following years of citizen complaints about polluted air, the EPA alleges repeated violations at Iowa corn processing plant.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environment":

"… town’s South End neighborhood remains under a haze.On Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stepped in, alleging years of violations of air pollut …"

West Africa oil boom overlooks tattered environmental safety net

By Christiane Badgley

Industry regulation and disaster plans missing as Ghana ramps up production

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environment":

"… documentation prepared by the IFC, the Environmental organization Pacific Environment also questioned IFC support for the project, citing: “Inadequate assessm …"

"… have touted the pace at which the Jubilee field was brought to production.Environmentalists point out that the country’s first deep-water oil project was its …"

"… resolution of several issues:  “Kosmos and the Ministry of Science, Environment and Technology have agreed to a solution with respect to the accidental mu …"

"… Ogoniland in 2008 – pollution in the Niger Delta that the United Nations Environment Program said would cost $1 billion to clean up.Shell said sabotage is thwa …"

$163 million spent on oil pollution research — with no coordination

By Laurel Adams

Interagency committee to coordinate oil pollution research - didn't

Excerpts from this story referencing "Department of Energy":

"… as to coordinate oil pollution research among federal agencies, like NOAA, Department of Energy, EPA, Coast Guard and Department of Interior’s Minerals Management Servi …"

After oil spill cleanup, mystery surrounds oil remaining in Gulf

By Laurel Adams

More than eight months after the Deepwater Horizon spill, researchers are still unable to paint an accurate picture on the amount of oil tha

Coast Guard to revise self-assessment on oil spills

By Julie Vorman

The Coast Guard, which played a key role responding to the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, is developing a new way to measure how effecti