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Article archive for February, 2012

  • February 29th, 2012

    Mississippi reaches agreement with MOEX involving one BP oil spill violation

    Mississippi reaches agreement with MOEX involving one BP oil spill violation MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC will pay Mississippi a $5 million fine for environmental cleanup hazards created by the 2010 BP oil spill, the Sun Herald reports. The oil and gas exploration service company will provide the funds to the state Department of Environmental Quality's Pollution Emergency Fund.

  • February 29th, 2012

    West Virginia college receives water pollution fine

    West Virginia college receives water pollution fine The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a $9,910 civil administrative penalty against Blue Hill Community and Technical College's new campus contractor, the Herald Mail reports.

  • February 29th, 2012

    Pennsylvania DEP drills company for soil erosion violations

    Pennsylvania DEP drills company for soil erosion violations The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a total of $185,000 in fines against Catalyst Energy Inc., according to WaterWorld. The oil and gas drilling company received the penalties as a result of erosion and pollution violations from its business activities.

  • February 29th, 2012

    Delaware smells the impact of New Jersey oil spill

    Delaware smells the impact of New Jersey oil spill The Garden State has left anything but a sweet aroma for Delaware residents as a February 23, 2012 oil spill has led the Diamond State to complain about the odor, WDEL 1150AM reports.

  • February 29th, 2012

    Seattle officials contain oil spill after train derails

    Seattle officials contain oil spill after train derails Roughly 3,000 gallons of oil spilled across a section of Seattle's BNSF railroad on February 23, 2012, The Seattle Times reports. Officials managed to contain the leak as the majority of the oil seeped into a railside ditch.