Tag Archives: Ocean

Ninth Circuit rules Clean Water Act permit required for indirect discharge to ocean waters

It was a great exam question (at least I thought so — you’ll have to ask my Environmental Law and Policy students if they agree): does the disposal of treated wastewater from a municipal wastewater treatment plant into the ground … Continue reading

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Restricting Commercial Fishing in the Arctic Ocean

In what is being called an historic agreement, countries have joined forces and agreed to a moratorium on commercial fishing within the unregulated Arctic Ocean. Five countries with Arctic shorelines, the United States, Canada, Russia, Norway, and Denmark (representing Greenland), … Continue reading

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Trans Ocean Seafoods To Pay $75,000 To Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit Mixtec Clam Diggers Faced Explicit Sexual Harassment, Federal Agency Charged SEATTLE – Northwestern Washington-based Trans Ocean Seafoods, Inc., doing business as New England Shellfish, will pay $75,000 to … Continue reading

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Swimming in the Blue Ocean

Law firm leaders frequently ask, "Where is the blue ocean?" What they really mean is, "Where are the opportunities? What practices, locations and industries are not being fully served; where could the firm gain a "first mover" advantage?" But when … Continue reading

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When A Helicopter Hits An Offshore Oil Platform And Then Crashes Into The Ocean

A helicopter carrying workers to an oil rig attempts to land on the rig's platform. The helicopter hits something on the rig, spins out of control, and crashes into the sea. All the helicopter's occupants are killed. Sadly, with more … Continue reading

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