Federal Agencies Disapprove Oregon Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Program

Poor Logging Practices Cause Agencies to Disapprove Oregon Coastal NonPoint Pollution Program. Oregon’s coastal nonpoint pollution program was disapproved by federal agencies today based on the state’s poor logging practices, as a result of a 2009 lawsuit brought by Northwest Environmental Advocates. In a decision that federal law required the agencies to make nearly two decades ago, EPA and NOAA slammed the state’s failure to protect water quality and fish from logging practices in the […]

Continue readingMore Tag

Ballast Water Appeal Goes to NY

Federal Appeals Court in New York to Hear Oral Argument in Chanllenge to Ballast Water Discharge Permit On Friday, January 30, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, located in New York, will hear oral argument in a challenge to the legality of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Vessel General Permit (VGP). The permit requires treatment of ballast water discharges that contain invasive species. Once discharged, populations of invasive species— such […]

Continue readingMore Tag