Beach

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill -- 60-Day Comment Period on Draft Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Impact Statement

FRI, DECEMBER 6, 2013, 12:33 PM EST

On December 6, 2013, the federal and State natural trustees opened a 60-Day public comment period for the Draft Programmatic and Phase III Early Restoration Plan and Draft Early Restoration Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement. Read More >


sorbent booms stretched across Sand Creek in December 2011, near Commerce City, Colorado

Justice Opens 30-Day Public Comment Period on Proposed Settlement for Natural Resource Damages from 2011 Suncor Energy oil spill, Adams County, Colorado

THU, NOVEMBER 21, 2013, 06:03 PM EST

On November 21, U.S. Department of Justice opened a 30-day public comment period on a proposed settlement for natural resource damages arising from a November 2011 release of oil from Suncor Energy facility near Commerce City, Colorado. Read More >


Quinnipiac River Canoeable Trail in Southington, Connecticut

FWS Releases Final Restoration Plan for Natural Resources Injured by Hazardous Substances at Two Superfund Sites in Hartford County, Connecticut

THU, OCTOBER 31, 2013, 05:13 PM EST

On October 31, 2013, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released the final Restoration Plan for natural resources injured by hazardous substances releases from two Superfund sites along Quinnipiac River in Southington, Hartford County, central Connecticut. Read More >


aerial view of Ciba-Geigy McIntosh Plant site, near McIntosh, Washington County, Alabama

Trustees Settle Natural Resource Damage Claims Arising from Hazardous Substances Releases at Ciba-Geigy NPL site, Washington County, Alabama

WED, OCTOBER 2, 2013, 02:02 PM EST

On October 2, the federal and State natural resource trustees settled natural resource damage claims arising from hazardous substances releases from the Ciba-Geigy Corp. NPL site in McIntosh, Washington County, southwestern Alabama. Read More >


Herring’s House habitat restoration site near the mouth of Lower Duwamish River, King County, Washington

Trustees Release Final Restoration Plan for Natural Resources Injured by Hazardous Substances Releases into Lower Duwamish River, Washington

TUE, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013, 04:57 PM EST

On September 24, the federal, State and Tribal natural resource trustees released the publicly-reviewed, final Restoration Plan to restore natural resources injured by hazardous substances releases into Lower Duwamish River, King County, Washington. Read More >


biologists assessing mussel populations and sediment contamination in Big River in southeast Missouri

Trustees Open 45-Day Comment Period on Draft Regional Restoration Plan for Natural Resources Injured by Hazardous Substances Releases in Southeast Missouri

FRI, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013, 04:28 PM EST

On September 20, the federal and State natural resource trustees opened a 45-day public comment period on Draft Southeast Missouri Regional Restoration Plan for natural resources injured by hazardous substances releases by historic mining activity. Read More >


oil spill containment booms stretched across Sweeper Cover and Adak Small Boat Harbor on Adak Island, Alaska, in January 2010

Trustees Settle Natural Resource Damage Claims Arising from January 2010 Diesel Fuel Spill at Port of Adak on Adak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

THU, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013, 07:02 PM EST

On September 5, the federal and State natural resource trustees settled natural resource damage claims arising from a January 2010 diesel fuel spill from Helmet Creek Tank Farm at Port of Adak on Adak Island, central Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Read More >


former Arkema pesticide manufacturing and formulation facility in Bryan, Texas

Trustees Settle Natural Resource Damage Claims Arising from Hazardous Substances Releases at Former Pesticide Manufacturer in Brazos County, Texas

TUE, AUGUST 27, 2013, 12:46 PM EST

On August 27, the federal and State natural resource trustees settled natural resource damage claims with Arkema, Inc. arising from hazardous substances releases from its former pesticide manufacturing facility in Bryan, Brazos County, central Texas. Read More >


bicyclists using the new bike path in Sega Meadows Park, New Bedford, Connecticut

Trustees Release Amendment to Final Restoration Plan for Natural Resources Injured by Hazardous Substances Releases in Housatonic River, Connecticut

TUE, AUGUST 20, 2013, 05:37 PM EST

On August 20, the federal and State natural resource trustees released the publicly-reviewed Amendment to the Final Restoration Plan for natural resources injured by hazardous substances releases in the Connecticut portion of the Housatonic River Basin. Read More >


Ciba-Geigy McIntosh Plant site, near McIntosh, Washington County, Alabama

Justice Opens 30-Day Public Comment Period on Proposed Settlement for Natural Resource Damages at Ciba-Geigy NPL site, Washington County, Alabama

TUE, JULY 30, 2013, 06:39 PM EST

On July 30, U.S. Department of Justice opened a 30-day public comment period on a proposed settlement for natural resource damages arising from hazardous substances releases at the Ciba-Geigy Corp. NPL site in McIntosh, Washington County, Alabama. Read More >


lake sturgeon being restocked in St. Lawrence River watershed

Trustees Settle Natural Resource Damage Claims Arising from Hazardous Substances Releases into St. Lawrence Environment, St. Lawrence County, New York

WED, JULY 17, 2013, 05:41 PM EST

On July 17, the federal, State and Tribal natural resource trustees settled natural resource damage claims with two parties arising from hazardous substances releases into St. Lawrence Environment, near Massena, St. Lawrence County, New York. Read More >


oil spill containment booms stretched across entrance to Adak Small Boat Harbor, Adak Island, Alaska

Justice Opens 30-Day Public Comment Period on Proposed Settlement for Natural Resource Damages for 2010 Diesel Spill at Adak Island, Alaska

WED, JULY 10, 2013, 06:01 PM EST

On July 10, U.S. Department of Justice opened a 30-day public comment period on a proposed settlement for natural resource damages arising from a January 2010 diesel fuel spill at Port of Adak on Adak Island in the central Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Read More >


Dead Creek in the Village of Sauget, St. Clair County, Illinois.

Trustees Open 30-Day Public Comment Period on Draft Assessment Plan for Natural Resource Injuries at Sauget Superfund Sites, St. Clair County, Illinois

TUE, JUNE 18, 2013, 05:21 PM EST

On June 18, the federal and State natural resource trustees opened a 30-day public comment period on the draft Assessment Plan for natural resources injured by hazardous substances releases from Sauget Industrial Corridor sites in southwestern Illinois. Read More >


upland hardwood forest at Indian Trails Park, Ashtabula, Ohio

Trustees and Partners Select Park Projects to Restore Natural Resources Injured by Hazardous Substances Releases into Ashtabula River, Ohio

FRI, JUNE 7, 2013, 05:38 PM EST

On June 7, the federal and State natural resource trustees and partners announced funding for selected projects to restore natural resources injured by hazardous substances releases into Ashtabula River and Harbor, Ashtabula County, northeastern Ohio. Read More >


public meeting in Mississippi in January 2012

Trustees Open 60-Day Public Comment Period to Scope Phase III Early Restoration Projects for BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Gulf of Mexico

TUE, JUNE 4, 2013, 04:11 PM EST

On June 4, the federal and State natural resource trustees opened a 60-day public comment period for Phase III early restoration plans and projects to restore natural resources injured by the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More >


mine tailings from Rio Tinto Mine in Mill Creek Valley, near Mountain City, Elko County, Nevada

Trustees Settle Natural Resource Damage Claims Arising from Hazardous Substances Releases at Rio Tinto Mine, Elko County, Nevada

MON, MAY 20, 2013, 06:45 PM EST

On May 20, the federal, State and Tribal natural resource trustees settled natural resource damage claims with five parties arising from hazardous substances releases at the abandoned Rio Tinto Mine, near Mountain City, Elko County, northern Nevada. Read More >


restored estuarine marsh in Neches River basin, Texas

Trustees Announce Completion of Restoration Projects for Natural Resources Injured by Hazardous Substances Releases at Port Arthur Refinery, Southeastern Texas

MON, MAY 20, 2013, 11:23 AM EST

On May 20, the federal and State natural resource trustees announced the successful completion of restoration projects for natural resources injured by hazardous substances and oil releases at Port Arthur Refinery in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas. Read More >


coastal habitat at Baytown Nature Center, near Baytown, Texas

Trustees Settle Natural Resource Damage Claims Arising from Hazardous Substances Releases at Greens Bayou Site, Harris County, Texas

WED, APRIL 3, 2013, 04:45 PM EST

On April 3, the federal and State natural resource trustees settled natural resource damage claims with three parties arising from hazardous substances releases at the Greens Bayou Site in Houston, Harris County, southeastern Texas. Read More >


a restored coral aggregation offshore Barbers Point, Oahu, Hawaii

Trustees Settle Natural Resource Damage Claims Arising from February 2005 Cargo Ship Grounding Offshore Barbers Point, Oahu, Hawaii

WED, MARCH 27, 2013, 06:36 PM EST

On March 27, the federal and State natural resource trustees settled natural resource damage claims with two parties arising from the grounding of the cargo ship M/V Cape Flattery in February 2005 offshore Barbers Point, southwestern Oahu, Hawaii. Read More >


spilled diesel in Helmet Creek in January 2010, Adak Island, Alaska

Trustees Open 30-Day Public Comment Period on Draft Restoration Plan for Natural Resources Injured by January 2010 Diesel Spill on Adak Island, Alaska

MON, MARCH 18, 2013, 06:33 PM EST

On March 18, the federal and State natural resource trustees opened a 30-day public comment period on Draft Restoration Plan to restore natural resources injured by a January 2010 diesel spill on Adak Island, central Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Read More >


Scripp's murrelet in sea cave nest on Anacapa Island in Channel Islands National Park, California

Trustees and Partners Announce Seabird Restoration Success on Anacapa Island in Channel Islands National Park, Offshore Southern California

THU, MARCH 7, 2013, 05:20 PM EST

On March 7, the natural resource trustees and partners announced the success of a seabird restoration project on Anacapa Island in Channel Islands National Park following a February 1990 oil spill in the Pacific Ocean offshore southern California. Read More >


restoration project partners in Trio, Belize

Trustees Launch Cooperative International Project to Restore Natural Resources Injured at Superfund Site in Ashland, Massachusetts

THU, FEBRUARY 28, 2013, 08:31 PM EST

On February 28, the federal and State natural resource trustees and partners launched a reforestation project in Belize to restore natural resources injured by hazardous substances at Nyanza Chemical Waste Dump NPL site in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Read More >


mouth of Harris County Flood Control District ditch at Greens Bayou, Harris County, Texasyou_98x98

Justice Opens 30-Day Public Comment Period on Proposed Settlement for Natural Resource Damages at Greens Bayou Site, Harris County, Texas

TUE, JANUARY 29, 2013, 06:19 PM EST

On January 29, U.S. Department of Justice opened a 30-day public comment period on a proposed settlement for natural resource damages arising from hazardous substances releases at the Greens Bayou Site in Harris County, southeastern Texas. Read More >


Atlantic horseshoe crab

Trustees Open 49-Day Public Comment Period on Draft Restoration Plan for April 2006 Oil Spill from Container Ship in Delaware Bay, Delaware

WED, JANUARY 16, 2013, 02:36 PM EST

On January 16, the federal and State natural resource trustees opened a 49-day public comment period on Draft Restoration Plan for natural resources injured by April 2006 oil spill from the container ship M/V Bermuda Islander into Delaware Bay, Delaware. Read More >


Tyrone mine site in Grant County, New Mexico

Trustees Open 45-Day Public Comment Period on Draft Restoration Plan for Wildlife Injured by Hazardous Substances Releases from 3 Mine Sites in New Mexico

WED, JANUARY 16, 2013, 01:38 PM EST

On January 16, the federal and State natural resource trustees opened a 45-day public comment period on Draft Restoration Plan for wildlife injured by hazardous substances releases from Chino, Cobre and Tyrone Mine Sites in Grant County, New Mexico. Read More >


Industri-Plex National Priorities List site, Woburn, Massachusetts

Trustees Settle Natural Resource Damage Claims at Industri-Plex NPL Site in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

FRI, JANUARY 11, 2013, 03:27 PM EST

On January 11, the federal and State natural resource trustees settled natural resource damage claims arising from hazardous substances releases at the Industri-Plex NPL site in Woburn, Middlesex County, northeastern Massachusetts. Read More >


piping plover is a federal threatened species

Trustees Release Final Restoration Plan for Piping Plovers Injured by April 2003 Oil Spill in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts and Rhode Island

THU, JANUARY 10, 2013, 06:31 PM EST

On January 10, the federal and State natural resource trustees released the publicly-reviewed final Restoration Plan for injuries to piping plovers from an April 2003 oil spill into Buzzards Bay and coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Read More >


MV Cape Flattery at anchor offshore Barbers Point, Oahu, Hawaii

Justice Opens 30-Day Public Comment Period on Proposed Settlement for Natural Resource Damages from February 2005 Ship Grounding Offshore Barbers Point, Oahu, Hawaii

TUE, JANUARY 8, 2013, 04:15 PM EST

On January 8, U.S. Department of Justice opened a 30-day public comment period on a proposed settlement for natural resource damages from the February 2005 grounding of the bulk cargo ship M/V Cape Flattery at Barbers Point, southwestern Oahu, Hawaii. Read More >


Quinnipiac River in South Meriden, Connecticut

FWS Opens 40-Day Public Comment Period on Draft Restoration Plan for Injured Natural Resources at Two Superfund Sites in Hartford County, Connecticut

THU, DECEMBER 20, 2012, 06:41 PM EST

On December 20, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service opened a 40-day public comment period on Draft Restoration Plan for natural resources injured by hazardous substances releases at two Superfund sites in Southington, Hartford County, Connecticut. Read More >


Columbia River borders the Hanford site on the north and east

Trustees Open 45-Day Public Comment Period on Draft Injury Assessment Plan for Natural Resources at Hanford NPL Sites, near Richland, Washington

THU, NOVEMBER 15, 2012, 02:02 PM EST

On November 15, the federal, state and tribal natural resource trustees opened a 45-day public comment period on Draft Injury Assessment Plan for natural resources at Hanford NPL Sites, near Richland, in south-central Washington. Read More >


ponds and wetlands at the Richardson Flat Tailings Site, Summit County, Utah

FWS Opens 30-Day Public Comment Period on Draft Restoration Plan for Injured Natural Resource at Richardson Flat Tailings Site, Summit County, Utah

TUE, NOVEMBER 6, 2012, 08:03 PM EST

On November 6, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service opened a 30-day public comment period on Draft Restoration Plan for natural resource injured by hazardous substances releases at Richardson Flat Tailings Site, near Park City, Summit County, northern Utah. Read More >


release of Kemp's ridley sea turtle hatchlings at Padre Island National Seashore

Trustees Open 30-Day Public Comment Period on Draft Phase II Early Restoration Plan for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Gulf of Mexico

TUE, NOVEMBER 6, 2012, 02:47 PM EST

On November 6, the federal and state natural resource trustees opened a 30-day public comment period on Draft Phase II Early Restoration Plan for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More >


USCG personnel responding to oil spill along Cooper River shoreline

Trustees Settle Natural Resource Damage Claims Arising from September 2002 Oil Spill into Cooper River and Charleston Harbor, South Carolina

WED, OCTOBER 24, 2012, 04:05 PM EST

On October 24, the federal and State natural resource trustees settled natural resource damages claims arising from a September 2002 oil spill from the container ship M/V Ever Reach into Cooper River and Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Read More >


first stone being removed from Bartlett Rod Shop Company Dam in Pelham, Massachusetts, on October 17, 2012

Trustees and Partners Launch Project to Restore Natural Resources Injured at Holyoke Coal Tar Site in Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts

WED, OCTOBER 17, 2012, 06:54 PM EST

On October 17, the natural resource trustees and partners launched the first of three projects designed to restore natural resources injured by hazardous substances releases at Holyoke Coal Tar Site in Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts. Read More >


mine tailings impoundment at Cyprus Tohono Mine

Trustees Open 45-Day Public Comment Period on Phase II Draft Restoration Plan for Injured Natural Resources at Cyprus Tohono Mine, Tohono O’odham Nation

THU, OCTOBER 11, 2012, 09:28 PM EST

On October 11, the federal and Tribal natural resource trustees opened a 45-day public comment period on Draft Phase II Restoration Plan for natural resources injured by hazardous substances releases at Cyprus Tohono Mine, Tohono O’odham Nation. Read More >


restoration project at Centennial Park, Crossville, Tennessee

Trustees Open 30-Day Public Comment Period on Amendment to Final Restoration Plan for July 2002 Oil Spill in Morgan County, Tennessee

WED, OCTOBER 10, 2012, 02:51 PM EST

On October 10, the federal and State natural resource trustees opened a 30-day public comment period on an Amendment to the final Restoration Plan for a July 2002 well blowout oil spill into two tributaries of Obed River, Morgan County, Tennessee. Read More >


aerial view of Malone Service Co. NPL site, Texas City, TX

Trustees Settle Natural Resource Damage Claims Arising from Hazardous Substances Releases at Malone Service Co. NPL Site, Galveston County, Texas

MON, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012, 01:32 PM EST

On September 24, the federal and State natural resource trustees settled natural resource damage claims with multiple parties for hazardous substances releases at Malone Service Co. NPL site in Texas City, Galveston County, in southeastern Texas. Read More >


restoring seabird breeding habitat on Santa Barbara Island, California

Trustees Release Final Phase 2 Restoration Plan for Palos Verdes Shelf NPL Site in Southern California Bight, offshore Los Angeles County, California

MON, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012, 02:11 PM EST

On September 17, the federal and State natural resource trustees released the publicly-reviewed Final Phase 2 Restoration Plan for the Palos Verdes Shelf NPL site in the Southern California Bight, offshore Los Angeles County, California. Read More >


wild rice in the Sudbury River, Massachusetts

Trustees Release Final Restoration Plan for Nyanza Chemical Waste Dump NPL Site in Ashland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

TUE, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012, 06:04 PM EST

On September 4, the natural resource trustees released the publicly-reviewed, final Restoration Plan for natural resources injured by hazardous substances releases from the Nyanza Chemical Waste Dump NPL site in Ashland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Read More >


Ashland, Wisconsin lakefront on Chequamegon Bay

Justice Opens 30-Day Public Comment Period on Proposed Settlement for Natural Resource Damages at Ashland Lakefront NPL Site in Ashland County, Wisconsin

TUE, AUGUST 14, 2012, 01:09 PM EST

On August 14, the U.S. Department of Justice opened a 30-day public comment period on a proposed settlement with Northern States Power Co. for natural resource damages at Ashland Lakefront NPL site in Ashland County, northwestern Wisconsin. Read More >


Marcus Flats at river mile 705 on the Columbia River

Trustees Open 42-Day Public Comment Period on Draft Assessment Plan for Injured Natural Resources in Upper Columbia River, Washington

WED, AUGUST 8, 2012, 05:33 PM EST

On August 8, the federal, State and tribal natural resource trustees opened a 42-day public comment period on the Draft Injury Assessment Plan for natural resources injured by hazardous substances releases in the Upper Columbia River, Washington. Read More >


Housatonic River Walk in Great Barrington, MA

Trustees Open 47-Day Public Comment Period on Draft Restoration Plan for Injured Natural Resources in Housatonic River, Massachusetts

THU, AUGUST 2, 2012, 03:52 PM EST

On August 2, the federal and State natural resource trustees opened a 47-day public comment period on the Draft Round 3 Restoration Plan for natural resources injured by hazardous substances releases in the Housatonic River in western Massachusetts. Read More >


Hamm Creek restoration area in Lower Duwamish River

Trustees Open 75-Day Public Comment Period on Supplement to Draft Programmatic Restoration Plan for Lower Duwamish River, King County, Washington

THU, JULY 26, 2012, 02:25 PM EST

On July 26, the federal, State and tribal natural resource trustees opened a 75-day public comment period on the Supplement to Draft Programmatic Restoration Plan for restoring injured natural resources in Lower Duwamish River, King County, Washington. Read More >


Malone Service Company in Texas City, Texas

Justice Opens 30-Day Public Comment Period on Proposed Settlement for Natural Resource Damages at Malone Service Co. NPL site, Galveston County, Texas

THU, JULY 26, 2012, 12:31 PM EST

On July 26, the U.S. Department of Justice opened a 30-day public comment period on a proposed settlement with 27 companies for natural resource damages at the Malone Service Co. NPL site in Texas City, Galveston County, in southeastern Texas. Read More >


American mink

Trustees Release Final Study Plan for Mink Injury Determination for Hudson River Natural Resource Damage Assessment, New York

FRI, JULY 13, 2012, 10:07 AM EST

On July 13, the federal and State natural resource trustees released the final, publicly-reviewed Study Plan for Mink Injury Determination as part of the natural resource damage assessment of PCBs releases in the Hudson River, New York. Read More >


lower Ashtabula River and Harbor

Trustees Settle Natural Resource Damage Claims Arising from Hazardous Substances Releases in Lower Ashtabula River, Ashtabula County, Ohio

THU, JULY 12, 2012, 10:28 AM EST

On July 12, the federal and State natural resource trustees settled natural resource damage claims with multiple parties for hazardous substances releases in the lower Ashtabula River and Harbor area, Ashtabula County, in northeastern Ohio. Read More >


Portland Harbor on the lower Willamette River, Multnomah County, Oregon

Trustees Open 90-Day Public Comment Period on Draft Restoration Plan for Injured Natural Resources at Portland Harbor NPL Site, Multnomah County, Oregon

MON, JULY 9, 2012, 01:16 PM EST

On July 9, the federal, State and tribal natural resource trustees opened a 90-day public comment period on the Draft Restoration Plan for natural resources injured by hazardous substances releases at Portland Harbor NPL site in Multnomah County, Oregon. Read More >


site of former Weyerhaeuser Mill A in Port Gardner

Trustees Sign Agreement to Cooperate on Natural Resource Damage Assessment Activities in Port Gardner Area, Snohomish County, Washington

TUE, JULY 3, 2012, 06:08 PM EST

On July 3, the federal, State and tribal natural resource trustees announced an Agreement to cooperatively conduct natural resource damage assessment and restoration activities in Port Gardner Bay and Snohomish River estuary, Snohomish County, Washington. Read More >


juvenile chinook salmon in Greenwater River

Trustees Announce Completion of Natural Resource Restoration Projects for 2006 Diesel Spill in Pierce County, Washington

TUE, JULY 3, 2012, 04:38 PM EST

On July 3, the federal, State and tribal natural resource trustees announced the completion of natural resource restoration projects for a November 2006 diesel spill in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Pierce County, Washington. Read More >


Morenci Mine site in Arizona

Trustees Settle Natural Resource Damage Claims Arising from Hazardous Substances Releases at Morenci Mine, Greenlee County, Arizona

FRI, JUNE 29, 2012, 04:42 PM EST

On June 29, the federal and State natural resource trustees settled natural resource damage claims with Freeport-McMoRan Corp. for hazardous substances releases at the Morenci Mine site, near Clifton, Greenlee County, in southeastern Arizona. Read More >


surveying mussels in the Spring River, Missouri

Trustees Release Final Springfield Plateau Restoration Plan for Natural Resources Injured by Hazardous Substances Releases in Southwestern Missouri

THU, JUNE 21, 2012, 06:17 PM EST

On June 21, the State and federal natural resource trustees released the final Springfield Plateau Regional Restoration Plan for restoring natural resources injured by hazardous substances releases in 18 counties in southwestern Missouri. Read More >


piping plover (Charadrius melodus)

Trustees Open 40-Day Public Comment Period on Draft Restoration Plan for Piping Plovers Injured by August 2003 Oil Spill in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts and Rhode Island

TUE, JUNE 19, 2012, 05:37 PM EST

On June 19, the federal and state natural resource trustees opened a 40-day public comment period on the Draft Restoration Plan for injuries to piping plovers from an August 2003 oil spill into Buzzards Bay and coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Read More >


McGirts Creek, Jacksonville, Florida

FWS Opens 30-Day Public Comment Period on Draft Restoration Plan for Whitehouse Waste Oil Pits NPL Site, Jacksonville, Florida

MON, JUNE 11, 2012, 03:38 PM EST

On June 11, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service opened a 30-day public comment period on the Draft Restoration Plan for injuries to natural resources at the Whitehouse Waste Oil Pits NPL site, Jacksonville, Duval County, in northeastern Florida. Read More >


mine tailings at Waco Subsite of Cherokee County NPL site

Trustees Settle Natural Resource Damage Claims Arising from Hazardous Substances Releases at Waco Subsite, Cherokee County NPL Site, Kansas

WED, JUNE 6, 2012, 05:31 PM EST

On June 6, the federal and State natural resource trustees settled natural resource damage claims with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. for hazardous substances releases at the Waco Subsite of the Cherokee County NPL site, southeastern Kansas. Read More >


Mystic Lakes in Woburn, Massachusetts

Justice Opens 30-Day Public Comment Period on Proposed Settlement for Natural Resource Damages at Industri-Plex NPL Site, Woburn, Massachusetts

THU, MAY 17, 2012, 04:05 PM EST

On May 17, the U.S. Department of Justice opened a 30-day public comment period on a proposed settlement with two companies for natural resource damages at the Industri-Plex NPL site in Woburn, Middlesex County, northeastern Massachusetts. Read More >


Crab Bank oiled by M/V Ever Reach oil on October 2002

Trustees Release Final Restoration Plan for September 2002 Oil Spill from M/V Ever Reach, near Charleston, South Carolina

TUE, MAY 15, 2012, 02:25 PM EST

On May 15, the State and federal natural resource trustees released the publicly-reviewed Final Restoration Plan for the September 30, 2002 oil spill from the container ship M/V Ever Reach into Cooper River and Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Read More >


lower Ashtabula River and Harbor

Justice Opens 30-Day Public Comment Period on Proposed Settlement for Natural Resource Damages in lower Ashtabula River, Ashtabula County, Ohio

WED, MAY 9, 2012, 01:51 PM EST

On May 9, the U.S. Department of Justice opened a 30-day public comment period on a proposed settlement with multiple companies for natural resource damages in lower Ashtabula River and Harbor, Ashtabula County, in northeastern Ohio. Read More >


mine tailings at Waco Subsite

Justice Opens 30-Day Public Comment Period on Proposed Settlement for Natural Resource Damages at Waco Subsite of Cherokee County NPL Site, Kansas

TUE, MAY 1, 2012, 02:07 PM EST

On May 1, the U.S. Department of Justice opened a 30-day public comment period on a proposed settlement with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. for natural resource damages at Waco Subsite of Cherokee County NPL site, southeastern Kansas. Read More >


Morenci Mine open pit copper mine

Justice Opens 30-Day Public Comment Period on Proposed Settlement for Natural Resource Damages at Morenci Mine, Greenlee County, Arizona

MON, APRIL 30, 2012, 12:15 PM EST

On April 30, the U.S. Department of Justice opened a 30-day public comment period on a proposed settlement with Freeport-McMoRan for natural resource damages at the Morenci Mine site, near Clifton, Greenlee County, Arizona. Read More >


North Fork Roanoke River

Interior Settles Natural Resource Damage Claims Arising from July 2007 Hazardous Substances Release into North Fork Roanoke River in Montgomery County, Virginia

WED, APRIL 25, 2012, 11:40 AM EST

On April 25, Department of the Interior settled natural resource damage claims arising from an July 2007 hazardous substances release from Blacksburg Country Club into the North Fork Roanoke River in Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia. Read More >


oil on shoreline of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in Alabama

Trustees Release Final Phase I Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Gulf of Mexico

WED, APRIL 18, 2012, 04:30 PM EST

On April 18, the federal and state natural resource trustees released the final, publicly-reviewed Phase I Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill during 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More >


Port Angeles Harbor, Washington

Trustees Announce Agreement to Cooperate on Natural Resource Damage Assessment Activities at Port Angeles Harbor, Clallam County, Washington

WED, APRIL 11, 2012, 05:16 PM EST

On April 11, the federal, State and tribal natural resource trustees announced an Agreement to cooperatively conduct natural resource damage assessment activities at Port Angeles Harbor, along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Clallam County, Washington. Read More >


Willow Landfill on the Kalamazoo River, Michigan

Trustees Open 60-Day Public Comment Period on Draft Restoration Plan for Portage Creek and Operable Unit 1, Kalamazoo River NPL Site, Michigan

WED, APRIL 4, 2012, 02:27 PM EST

On April 4, the federal and State natural resource trustees opened a 60-day public comment period for the Draft Restoration Plan for natural resources injured by hazardous substances released at Operable Unit 1 of the Kalamazoo River NPL site, Michigan. Read More >


endangered Roanoke logperch

Justice Opens 30-Day Public Comment Period on Proposed Settlement with Blacksburg Country Club in Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia

THU, MARCH 22, 2012, 02:34 PM EST

On March 22, the U.S. Department of Justice opened a 30-day public comment period on a proposed settlement for natural resource damages with Blacksburg Country Club for a July 2007 hazardous substances release in Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia. Read More >


General Electric Company's Hudson Falls plant

Trustees Open 30-Day Public Comment Period on Draft Mink Injury Study Plan for Natural Resource Damage Assessment for Hudson River, New York

MON, MARCH 19, 2012, 03:11 PM EST

On March 19, the federal and State natural resource trustees opened a 30-day public comment period on the Draft Mink Injury Study Plan as part of the natural resource damage assessment of PCBs contamination in the Hudson River, New York. Read More >


Conservation Partnerships Award recipients

California Seabird Restoration Project Receives National Military Fish & Wildlife Association Award in Atlanta, Georgia

WED, MARCH 14, 2012, 10:25 AM EST

On March 14, the natural resource trustees and partners received the 2012 Conservation Partnerships Award from the National Military Fish & Wildlife Association in Atlanta, Georgia, for a successful seabird restoration project in California. Read More >


lower San Pedro River

Trustees Extend Public Comment Period by 30 Days on Draft Restoration Plan for Hayden Mine Complex Sites, Pinal County, Arizona

FRI, MARCH 9, 2012, 01:40 PM EST

On March 9, the State and federal natural resource trustees extended the public comment period by 30 days on the Draft Restoration Plan for natural resources injured by hazardous substances released from the Hayden Mine Complex, Pinal County, Arizona. Read More >


Charlie Wooley, Distinguished Service Award recipient

Charlie Wooley, Restoration Champion, Receives Interior's Distinguished Service Award at Ceremony in Washington, DC

WED, MARCH 7, 2012, 04:21 PM EST

On March 7, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes presented the Distinguished Service Award to Charles M. Wooley at the Department of the Interior’s 68th Honor Awards Convocation in Washington, DC. Read More >


nesting bald eagle on Channel Islands

Bald Eagle Restoration Sets New Seasonal Hatching Record on Channel Islands, California

WED, MARCH 7, 2012, 02:07 PM EST

On March 7, the natural resource trustees announced the earliest known bald eagle hatching on California’s Channel Islands as part of the restoration of natural resources injured by hazardous substances at the Montrose/Palos Verdes Shelf Superfund site. Read More >


oiled Canada goose

Trustees Begin Restoration Planning for July 2010 Oil Spill into Kalamazoo River in Calhoun County, Michigan

THU, MARCH 1, 2012, 03:05 PM EST

On March 1, the federal, State and Tribal natural resource trustees released a “Notice of Intent to Conduct Restoration Planning” for the July 26, 2010 Enbridge Energy pipeline oil spill into the Kalamazoo River near Marshall, Calhoun County, Michigan. Read More >


damaged Cosco Busan

Trustees Release Final Restoration Plan for November 2007 M/V Cosco Busan Oil Spill in San Francisco Bay, California

THU, MARCH 1, 2012, 01:49 PM EST

On March 1, the federal and State natural resource trustees released the publicly-reviewed Final Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan for the November 7, 2007 oil spill from the container ship M/V Cosco Busan in San Francisco Bay, California. Read More >


Paradise Creek in Portsmouth, Virginia

Justice Opens 30-Day Public Comment Period on Proposed Settlement with Debtors at Peck Iron & Metal Superfund Site, Norfolk County, Virginia

TUE, FEBRUARY 28, 2012, 08:53 AM EST

On February 28, the Department of Justice opened a 30-day public comment period on a proposed settlement, including natural resource damages, with debtors at the Peck Iron & Metal Superfund site in Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia. Read More >


Santa Rita open pit at Chino Mine

Trustees Settle Natural Resource Damage Claims at 3 Mining Sites in Grant County, New Mexico

TUE, FEBRUARY 21, 2012, 02:22 PM EST

On February 21, the U.S. and the State of New Mexico settled claims for injuries to natural resources caused by the release of hazardous substances at the Chino, Cobre and Tyrone mining sites in Grant County, New Mexico. Read More >


Mount Erie oil spill response

Interior Settles Natural Resource Damage Claims Arising from August 2008 Oil Spill in Wayne County, Illinois

WED, FEBRUARY 15, 2012, 05:12 PM EST

On February 15, the Department of the Interior settled natural resource damage claims arising from an August 10, 2008 crude oil spill from a pipeline, owned by Marathon Pipe Line LLC, into the Elm Creek floodplain, near Mount Erie, Wayne County, Illinois. Read More >


San Nicolas Island group photo

Trustees and Partners Complete Award-Winning Restoration Project on San Nicolas Island, California

WED, FEBRUARY 15, 2012, 04:00 PM EST

On February 15, the natural resource trustees and partner organizations commemorated the successful completion of an award-winning seabird restoration project on U.S. Navy-owned San Nicolas Island, 61 miles west of Los Angeles, California. Read More >


Cherokee County trees 98x98

Trustees Announce Land Acquisition for Restoration in Cherokee County, Kansas

TUE, FEBRUARY 14, 2012, 05:58 PM EST

On February 14, the State of Kansas and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, acting as natural resource trustees, announced the acquisition of 711 acres in Cherokee County, Kansas, for restoration as native grasslands and riparian wetlands. Read More >


aerial view of Ray Mine

Trustees Open 30-Day Public Comment Period for Draft Restoration Plan for Hayden Mine Complex Sites in Pinal County, Arizona

WED, FEBRUARY 8, 2012, 05:59 PM EST

On February 8, the State of Arizona and the Department of the Interior opened a 30-day public comment period for the Draft Restoration Plan for natural resources injured by hazardous substances released from the Hayden Mine Complex in Arizona. Read More >


Housatonic riverfront property

Trustees and Partners Purchase Conservation Easement on Housatonic Riverfront Property in Litchfield County, Connecticut

TUE, FEBRUARY 7, 2012, 09:41 AM EST

On February 7, the State and federal natural resource trustees together with cooperating partners completed the purchase of a conservation easement on 20 acres of property fronting the Housatonic River in Litchfield County, Connecticut. Read More >


Crissy Field beach closed

Trustees Settle Natural Resource Damage Claims Arrising from M/V Cosco Busan Oil Spill in California

FRI, JANUARY 27, 2012, 01:47 PM EST

On January 27, the U.S., the State of California and the cities of San Francisco and Richmond settled claims arising from a 53,000-gallon bunker fuel oil spill, on November 7, 2007 from the container ship M/V Cosco Busan in San Francisco Bay, California. Read More >


tundra swans in Coeur d'Alene Basin

Trustees Settle Natural Resource Damage Claims at Bunker Hill Superfund Site in Idaho

THU, JANUARY 19, 2012, 01:38 PM EST

On January 19, the U.S. and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe settled claims, including natural resource damage claims, against 7 companies responsible for the release of hazardous substances at Operable Unit 3 at the Bunker Hill Superfund site in Idaho. Read More >


Diamond Grove Prairie

Trustees Announce Availability of “Draft Springfield Plateau Regional Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment” for 45-day Public Review

WED, JANUARY 11, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

On January 11, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the State of Missouri announced the availability of the “Draft Springfield Plateau Regional Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment” for a 45-day public review and comment. Read More >


BWRNWR fire damage

FWS Releases Final Restoration Plan for Tanker Truck Diesel Spill and Fire in Bill Williams River NWR in Arizona

WED, NOVEMBER 9, 2011, 01:51 PM EST

On November 9, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released the “Final Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Texmo Tanker Truck Diesel Spill and Fire at the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona." Read More >


photo

Interior Signs Memorandum of Understanding with International Group of Protection & Indemnity Clubs

TUE, NOVEMBER 1, 2011, 09:07 AM EST

On November 1, Interior’s Restoration Program signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Group of Protection & Indemnity Clubs, a London-based association of 13 mutual insurance companies. Read More >


Cosco_Busan_press_conference98X98

Secretary Announces Proposed Settlement for November 7, 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Oil Spill

MON, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011, 04:00 PM EST

On September 19, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar joined representatives from the U.S. DOJ, NOAA, the State of California and the City of San Francisco at a press conference to announce a proposed settlement in the M/V Cosco Busan oil spill case. Read More >


Tennessee seal

Interior Signs Memorandum of Agreement with Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation

WED, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011, 12:47 PM EST

On September 14, Interior’s Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Program signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation. Read More >


Lewis Pond 98x98

DOJ Announces 30-Day Public Comment Period for Consent Decree Settling Natural Resource Damage Claims at Blackburn & Union Privileges Superfund Site in Massachusetts

FRI, AUGUST 12, 2011, 07:04 PM EST

On August 12, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the lodging of a proposed Consent Decree to settle claims for natural resource damages against 4 settling parties at the Blackburn & Union Privileges Superfund Site in Walpole, Massachusetts. Read More >


early-restoration-photo-98x98

Trustees Announce $1 Billion Agreement to Fund Early Gulf Coast Restoration Projects

FRI, APRIL 22, 2011, 04:11 PM EST

Under an unprecedented agreement announced today by the Natural Resource Trustees for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, BP has agreed to provide $1 billion toward early restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More >


Casitas aground on reef

Trustees Release Final Restoration Plan for M/V Casitas Grounding in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

FRI, MARCH 25, 2011, 07:33 AM EST

On March 25, the State and federal natural resource trustees released the Final Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the July 2, 2005 grounding of the M/V Casitas at Pearl and Hermes Atoll, Hawaii. Read More >


oiled pelican

Trustees Announce Next Step in Restoration Efforts in the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

TUE, MARCH 1, 2011, 03:49 PM EST

The Department of the Interior and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have announced plans to develop a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement in cooperation with state co-trustees. Read More >


lower Coeur dAlene basin 98x98

Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree for the Coeur D’Alene Basin Site in Northern Idaho – 30 day comment period

FRI, FEBRUARY 4, 2011, 03:32 PM EST

A proposed Consent Decree for an agreement between The United States and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and the Lookout Mountain Mining and Milling Company and Silver Bowl, Inc. was entered in court and made available for public comments. Read More >


CASITAS on reef 98x98

Trustees Propose to Restore Resources Injured by the M/V Casitas Spill in Hawaii - 30 day comment period

FRI, JANUARY 21, 2011, 03:18 PM EST

The Draft Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment for the M/V Casitas grounding and oil spill at Pearl and Hermes Atoll within the Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge is available to the public for a 30-day comment period. Read More >


DOI Logo

Trustees settle with Atlantic Richfield Company at the Coeur d'Alene Basin Site, Idaho

FRI, JANUARY 21, 2011, 02:57 PM EST

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Coeur d'Alene Tribe, and the State of Idaho have settled for $1,687,500 in damages for injury to natural resources. Read More >


DOI Logo

Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree to Settle Claims at Three Kansas Smelter Sites - 30 day comment period

FRI, JANUARY 21, 2011, 02:40 PM EST

A Consent Decree for three smelters in Kansas has been entered in court and made available for public comment. The Consent Decree will settle claims made by the natural resource Trustees for natural resource damages against Blue Tee Corporation. Read More >


DOI Logo

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners with State of Indiana and US EPA to Restore the Grand Calumet River

MON, DECEMBER 13, 2010, 02:17 PM EST

The first phase of the restoration of the West Branch of the Grand Calumet River is complete with the support of $11.6 million from the Natural Resource Trustees. Read More >


DOI Logo

Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree for the Lower Fox River and Green Bay PCB Site for Response and Natural Resource Damages 30 Day Public Comment Period

SUN, DECEMBER 12, 2010, 01:20 PM EST

The proposed Consent Decree would resolve Brown County's, the City of Green Bay's and the U.S. Governments potential liability for costs associated with the Lower Fox River and Green Bay PCB site. Read More >


DOI Logo

Companies to Pay More Than $6 Million for Natural Resource Damages from Buzzards Bay

SUN, DECEMBER 12, 2010, 12:48 PM EST

The Department of Justice, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the state of Rhode Island announced today that Bouchard Transportation Co. Inc. and its affiliates will pay more than $6 million for natural resource damages from Buzzards Bay. Read More >