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2009-10-21 17:51:00

Panamanian Company will pay $1.25 Million for Vessel Pollution Crimes WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Panamanian company that operated a 40,000-ton oil tanker ship that regularly made calls in multiple ports in Texas pleaded guilty today in federal court in Houston for deliberately concealing pollution discharges from the ship directly into the sea, the Justice Department announced. Styga Compania Naviera S.A., the operator of the M/T Georgios M, pleaded guilty to...

2009-09-03 13:31:00

Company to Pay $1 Million Fine and $350,000 Community Service Payment WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Liberian-incorporated shipping company pleaded guilty today in federal court in Trenton, N.J., to failing to keep accurate oily water discharge records and using falsified records to conceal the discharge at sea of untreated bilge from one of its cargo ships, the Justice Department announced. Dalnave Navigation Inc., a Liberian company with offices in Athens, Greece, was...

2009-07-27 16:23:00

WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The operator of an ocean-going chemical tanker ship was sentenced today in federal court to pay a fine of more than $2 million for polluting the high seas, the Justice Department announced. Consultores de Navegacion, a Spanish company that operates the M/T Nautilus, an ocean-going chemical tanker ship, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to pay a fine of more than $2 million and serve three years of probation for...

2009-03-10 17:25:00

Money Will Fund Environmental Projects in New Jersey and Award for Whistle Blower WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Holy House Shipping AB, a Swedish corporation, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Camden, N.J., to pay a $1 million fine, a special assessment of $400,000 in community service payments and serve three years of probation for failing to maintain an accurate oil record book in an attempt to conceal illegal discharges of oil-contaminated waste directly into...

2008-09-04 21:00:19

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: U.S. Department of Justice, +1-202-514-2007, TDD +1-202- 514-1888 Will pay $750,000 in Fines and Community Service WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- Comprehensive Environmental Solutions, Inc. (CESI), a Nevada corporation which operates an industrial waste treatment and disposal facility in Dearborn, Mich., pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Victoria A. Roberts for the Eastern District of Michigan to violating the Clean Water Act...

2008-07-24 03:00:00

By Dan Egan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 24--The fight to keep invasive species out of the Great Lakes picked up some steam Wednesday. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a coalition of environment groups, backed by some Great Lakes states, that sued the federal government to begin regulating ballast water like any other pollutant under the Clean Water Act. The decision followed a lower court's ruling three years ago that the Environmental Protection Agency had...

2008-07-23 18:00:30

The Environmental Law Clinic at Stanford Law School today announced that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of environmental organizations seeking to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate ship discharges under the Clean Water Act. Dealing a setback to the shipping industry, the decision follows a 2005 lower court ruling that the EPA had illegally exempted ship discharges from Clean Water Act requirements. That decision gave the agency until September...

2008-07-23 12:00:48

By Kevin Wadlow, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Jul. 23--Recreational boaters can continue to wash down their decks without violating federal law: Pending rules on water discharges will not affect recreational boats, says U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.). Both houses of Congress on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill sponsored by Nelson to exempt recreational boaters from new EPA policies on water discharges from vessels. If left unchanged, all 25,370 registered vessels in Monroe...