I recently participated in a discussion where the issue of whether farmers could be penalized if the water draining from their field tile exceeded nitrogen or phosphorus was raised. Here is the background:
1. Permit holders (those with point-sourse emissions) can be penalized if they exceed their permit conditions.
2. Any person who “causes” contamination [...]
On Tuesday, October 14, 2008 the Environmental Protection Commission voted 6 in favor with one abstention to issue permits to two Dallas County hog facilities owned by Rob Manning, Jr. This action followed a denial of those same permits just two months earlier. What makes the case interesting, in addition to the huge [...]
Gateway Ethanol LLC , of Pratt, Kansas, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Kansas. It lists liabilities between $50 million and $100 million. This action followed foreclosure proceedings brought by its main lender, Dougherty Funding LLC. The main unsecured lender is Cargill.
There have been some other [...]
MIT issued a report today debunking the assumption that China’s air pollution problems are caused by old technology and a lack of governmental regulation.
The MIT report states that in a survey of 85 plants the researchers found that most of the new plants are built to very high technical standards. However, market forces are [...]