Imperial Valley News Center
United States, State of Washington, and the Suquamish and Tulalip Tribes Announce Major Settlement Addressing Natural Resource Damages
- Written by DOJ
Washington, DC - Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Department of the Interior (DOI), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the State of Washington, the Suquamish Tribe, and the Tulalip Tribes (collectively, “the Port Gardner Bay Trustees” aka “the Trustees”), announced that they have reached a settlement with the Port of Everett (the Port) related to contamination of the Port Gardner Bay Area in Everett, Washington. The settlement is intended to resolve claims brought under the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Oil Pollution Act (OPA), and the Washington Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA), for damages to natural resources stemming from the release of oil and other hazardous substances in Port Gardner Bay. The settlement will also address potential liability of the U.S. Navy for natural resource damages.
- Written by White House
Washington, DC - Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of South Dakota and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe winter storm, snowstorm, and flooding from March 13 to April 26, 2019.
- Written by Holly Hochstein
El Centro, California - The owners of Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center South and Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center West, utility-scale solar projects in Imperial County, have awarded a total of $8,000 in college scholarships to graduating Imperial County high school students.
- Written by Maureen Manier
Indianapolis, Indiana - Trinchero Family Estates of California was named Winery of the Year and 2018 Eagle Point White by Dubuque Heritage Winery of Iowa won Wine of the Year at the 2019 INDY International Wine Competition.
- Written by CDFA
Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture is celebrating its 100thanniversary as a state agency in 2019. Throughout the year this blog will feature a number of items to commemorate this milestone.
- Written by Border Scope
Washington, DC - The United States and Mexico met this week to address the shared challenges of irregular migration, to include the entry of migrants into the United States in violation of U.S. law. Given the dramatic increase in migrants moving from Central America through Mexico to the United States, both countries recognize the vital importance of rapidly resolving the humanitarian emergency and security situation. The Governments of the United States and Mexico will work together to immediately implement a durable solution.
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