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 "Stanships Inc.":

"… go vessel case, four companies were banned from U.S. waters for five years.Stanships Inc. of the Marshall Islands, Stanships Inc. of New York, Standard Shipping Inc …"

"… ed from U.S. waters for five years.Stanships Inc. of the Marshall Islands, Stanships Inc. of New York, Standard Shipping Inc. and Calmore Maritime Ltd. — owners a …"

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 River":

"… 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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tullow Oil":

"… ty” for the coastal region’s capital, Sekondi-Takoradi.When U.K.-based Tullow Oil announced in June 2007 that it had discovered oil in commercial quantities …"

"… racts with nothing to do,” said Stuart Wheaton, development director for Tullow Oil Ghana.Operators moved rigs from the Gulf of Mexico to oil fields around th …"

"… safety and environmental concerns. Moyo acknowledged that the IFC loans to Tullow Oil and Kosmos Energy were approved before the required environmental impact s …"

"… w, but we’ll just have to keep working at it as the years go by,” said Tullow Oil’s Wheaton.“Everything has some sort of risk associated with it, so you …"

$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 "crude oil":

"… , there could be continued pressure on Gulf industries. “The fraction of crude oil that is water soluble can persist for weeks to years.”FAST FACT: Federal …"

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 …"