Monthly Archives: February 2017

EPA Releases Gold King Mine Fate and Transport Report

Wed Feb 22nd, On Environmental Law, by

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completed its fate and transport model and issued a report for the Gold King Mine release. The report focuses on pre-existing river conditions, the movement of metals through the river system, and the effects of the metals on water quality. The mine had a catastrophic release of acid mine draining, including high levels of iron and aluminum, into the Animas River system.  The release […]

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Environment and Natural Resources Division Announces 2016 One of its Most Successful Years in History

Wed Feb 15th, On Environmental Law, by

The Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) issued a press release on January 13, 2017, along with the publication of its accomplishments in 2016, documenting one of the most successful years in its history.  The ENRD achieved record successes in environmental enforcement, natural resource damages, criminal penalties, and Lacey Act trafficking cases.  The Department worked to restore the Gulf following the Deepwater Horizon release, prosecuted Volkswagen in […]

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