CAA Defendant to Pay $1.3 Million In Civil Penalties
Alaska v. Westward Seafoods, Inc., No. 3:17-cv-00087-TMB (D. Alaska Apr. 17, 2017). A settling CAA defendant that violated the Act in connection with its seafood facility in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, must undertake injunctive relief relating to improved operation and maintenance procedures and employee training focused on the key power generators, be subject to third party verification regarding compliance with the Decree and with its CAA permit, implement two mitigation projects, and pay a total of $1,300,000 in civil penalties.
The April 2017 issue of ELR's News & Analysis includes a series of articles on "zero-sum environmentalism," examining how environmental law and environmental protection are often portrayed as requiring trade offs. This issue also include an article that looks at improvements in renewable energy technologies and their limitations and economic implications, as well as an article that argues that decisions to exclude an area from critical habitat under the ESA should be subject to judicial review. Another piece presents national and multinational strategies for radioactive waste disposal. And the transcript to a recent ELI seminar on ocean policy and the Trump Administration is included as well.