pollution http://wwno.org en Plaquemine man accused of polluting canal with biodiesel waste http://wwno.org/post/plaquemine-man-accused-polluting-canal-biodiesel-waste <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">An Iberville Parish man is accused of polluting a canal with biodiesel waste while on probation for doing that in 2010.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Department of Environmental Quality says its investigators arrested 56-year-old Tommy Francise of Plaquemine on Thursday. He's booked with polluting state waterways and illegal dumping of solid waste.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 20:42:12 +0000 The Associated Press 19975 at http://wwno.org Shipping company fined in pollution probe http://wwno.org/post/shipping-company-fined-pollution-probe <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A Greek shipping company must pay the federal government $300,000 after admitting that one of its vessels discharged waste oil into the Atlantic Ocean</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Advocate reports U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. announced Wednesday that half of the $300,000 fine will be paid to a crew member, Joel Basinang.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 20:31:37 +0000 The Associated Press 19969 at http://wwno.org Environmental Groups Call For Change After Isaac Pollution Reports From Energy Industry http://wwno.org/post/environmental-groups-call-change-after-isaac-pollution-reports-energy-industry <p>Three environmental groups say more than 90 reports of pollution triggered by Hurricane Isaac is evidence the energy industry needs greater oversight. They say depending on industry to monitor itself isn’t working. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 19483 at http://wwno.org