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2008-07-18 09:00:41

By EDWARD B. COLBY KINGSTON - Local environmental groups plan to sue federal and state regulators and the city of Brockton, alleging violations of the federal Clean Water Act and mismanagement of water resources in Southeastern Massachusetts. The alleged mismanagement covers two watersheds in the region, but the effects on the Jones River fish population alone are powerful, the groups say. The herring that spawn in the river are "on the verge of disappearing, and it's in large part that...

2008-07-09 06:00:34

By Jay Fitzgerald, Boston Herald Jul. 9--Fall River's industrial and residential waterfront might not be declared "wild and scenic" after all. Congressional Republicans have forced U.S. Rep. Barney Frank to yank -- at least temporarily -- a controversial bill that some say is merely using lofty conservation rhetoric to block a proposed LNG facility on the southeastern Massachusetts city's waterfront. Frank's bill, which would slap environmental restrictions on the proposed liquefied...

2008-06-25 18:03:00

By JAY FITZGERALD Backers of a planned LNG facility in Fall River are howling over U.S. Rep. Barney Frank's push to designate an industrial stretch of the Taunton River as "wild and scenic" - and all but kill the plan. The House Natural Resources Committee is expected today to vote on a bill that would officially make the Taunton River an environmentally protected waterway. A spokesman for Frank said yesterday the designation idea had been around even before Weaver's Cove, owned by the...

2008-06-25 06:02:59

By Jay Fitzgerald, Boston Herald Jun. 25--Backers of a planned LNG facility in Fall River are howling over U.S. Rep. Barney Frank's push to designate an industrial stretch of the Taunton River as "wild and scenic" -- and all but kill the plan. The House Natural Resources Committee is expected today to vote on a bill that would officially make the Taunton River an environmentally protected waterway. A spokesman for Frank said yesterday the designation idea had been around even before...

2005-10-18 10:01:22

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - A 100-year-old timber dam strained by record rainfall threatened to break and flood the southern Massachusetts city of Taunton on Tuesday, forcing police to evacuate 2,000 people and close much of the city. Massachusetts emergency management officials said the Whittendon Pond Dam in Taunton, a city of 49,800 people about 33 miles south of Boston, could fail any time in the next 24 to 48 hours. Record rainfall swelled rivers and ponds across...


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