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 "New England":

"… e vessel pollution: $37 million.One crewman, upset by dumping close to the New England shore, created a secret journal hidden inside another book. An engineer, b …"

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 "Mississippi":

"… tandards designed to protect public health. …"

West Africa oil boom overlooks tattered environmental safety net

By Christiane Badgley

Industry regulation and disaster plans missing as Ghana ramps up production

$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 "Louisiana":

"… ed to communicate with outside partners. Four states—Alaska, California, Louisiana, and Texas—have their own oil pollution research programs, but two of th …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "BP":

"… issolved.Researchers estimate about one-fifth of the oil released from the BP spill, 46 million gallons, remains in the Gulf, but no one knows exactly w …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Great Lakes":

"… tion of illegal drugs and undocumented migrants, winter icebreaking in the Great Lakes, and other law enforcement work. A recent Center for Public Integrity inve …"