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  • 7 Aug 2019- 11:08 by OOSKAnews Info SANTA MONICA CA, United States The US State of California has stood up to the Trump administration with respect to “water mining”. On July 31, the state assembly approved Bill 307 that provides for a comprehensive state review process for all groundwater
  • 24 Jun 2019- 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States In an open letter to the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), 38 breweries with operations across the country have registered their opposition to the Agency’s new policy over discharge of
  • 4 Apr 2019- 11:19 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Alaska Public Media The Trump administration is quietly reviving a long-stalled effort by state regulators to loosen pollution standards where fish spawn. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation proposed the rule change more than a
  • 17 Nov 2017- 08:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC About 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons) of oil leaked 16 November from a section of the controversial Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota in the largest of three leaks from the pipeline in the state in the last two years. According to a
  • 25 Jan 2017- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New York, NY, United States Banco Safra SA has filed a class action in New York against BHP Billiton and Vale, joint-venture partners in Samarco, the iron ore mine responsible for Brazil’s worst ever environmental disaster. Australian media reports that
  • 14 Nov 2016- 12:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Wastewater discharges from the Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Company now meet environmental standards, the Vietnamese environment ministry said last week. The ministry built two automatic monitoring stations near facility, which have
  • 3 Nov 2016- 13:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnamese authorities have distributed compensation to fishermen in the country’s Thua Thien-Hue and Ha Tinh provinces who were affected by last April’s fish death incident. The massive fish deaths were blamed on wastewater discharges
  • 1 Nov 2016- 07:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam The Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Company has fixed 45 of the 53 problems at its facility in Vietnam’s Ha Tinh province, but concerns remain about its coke-quenching technology and the undersea wastewater discharge system. The
  • 27 Sep 2016- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan The Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC) on September 26th once again urged residents of the island to start storing water as a precautionary measure in case the approaching Typhoon Megi causes water supply disruptions due to power outages or
  • 20 Sep 2016- 09:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Canada The latest round of court proceedings in the ongoing compensation battle between Ecuadorian villagers and oil giant Chevron commenced last week in Ontario, Canada. Approximately 30,000 Ecuadorians are trying to collect on a $9.5 billion
  • 12 Sep 2016- 07:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam The government of Vietnam’s Dong Nai Province has fined Taiwanese screw manufacturer Header Plan Co. over $9,000 USD for illegally discharging wastewater into a canal that flows into the Dong Nai River. The Dong Nai Department of Natural
  • 1 Sep 2016- 04:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Taiwan-based Formosa Plastics Group this week completed its $500 million USD compensation payment to the Vietnamese government for a water pollution incident that killed 70 tons of wild and farm-raised fish off Vietnam’s central coast last
  • 9 Aug 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States A US federal appeals court this week blocked enforcement of a $9.5 billion USD fine against oil giant Chevron, issued by an Ecuadorian court in 2011 for pollution in that country’s Amazon region. The 2nd US Circuit Court of
  • 2 Aug 2016- 12:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania The dispute between Canadian miner Gabriel Resources and the Romanian government over Gabriel's controversial Rosia Montana gold and silver mine will be heard at the World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment
  • 29 Jul 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Attorneys for 30,000 Ecuadorians affected by pollution in the country’s Amazon region said this week that they will take their case against oil giant Chevron to a Canadian court. Hearings on the claim will be held in September, Prensa

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