Seventh Circuit Says Hands Are Tied in Tribe’s Fight With EPA Over Mine

A Seventh Circuit panel ruled Monday that federal law offers no recourse for a Wisconsin tribe challenging a permit which would allow runoff from a Michigan sulfide mine into a river on the border between Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, leaving the tribe to fight administratively in Michigan.

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Plastics Firm to Pay $50M in Bay Pollution Settlement

Nearly every day for four years, members of a Texas environmental group fanned out on their kayaks around a bay collecting plastic pellets that had washed ashore after being discharged from a factory. Their efforts paid off as the plant owner has agreed to pay a $50 million settlement to resolve Clean Water Act litigation.

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