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Some want DEP to pick up the pace on petroleum site cleanups | The Florida Current

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection says it is cleaning up and closing petroleum contamination sites faster and cheaper than ever.

But some cleanup contractors say the department still isn’t cleaning up sites fast enough and isn’t going after the money that is available. 56 more words

Environmental Regulatory

Michigan lawmakers don't want fuel cleanup aid siphoned | The Detroit News

Some lawmakers are trying to redirect state tax money siphoned off for unrelated matters to its intended purpose: cleaning up Michigan’s leaking underground storage tanks that threaten the public health.The state’s 25-year-old program for dealing with environmental damage from underground storage tanks — the vast majority of which involve fuel — has been derailed over the years. 50 more words

Environmental Regulatory

Ellison.v.Campbell.2014.OK.15

In Ellison, the OK Supreme Court held that plaintiff’s evidence in a breach of contract action for the professional negligence of an expert witness created a question for the jury, though the plaintiffs presented no independent expert witness on the issue of negligence.   146 more words

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Officials question science of proposed pollution control act - Newsday

Proposed state legislation to create the Long Island Water Pollution Control Act came under heavy criticism Tuesday from town and village officials, who joined others in questioning whether the measure’s assumptions are grounded in hard science and said they fear it would erode local authority over land-use issues. 85 more words

Environmental Regulatory

Parnell: Flint Hills liable for contamination - seattlepi.com

A new buyer of the North Pole refinery will be not be held responsible for groundwater contamination that leaked from the plant, but that won’t be the case for the current owner, according to Alaska Gov. 126 more words

Environmental Regulatory