Barnstable, MA, Marinas Settle Lawsuit Over Runoff
February 6, 2013
CapeCodOnline reports that Millway Marina and Barnstable Marine Service, both based on Barnstable Harbor, Massachusetts, have settled a lawsuit filed by the Conservation Law Foundation over the failure of the 2 businesses to control runoff from their properties.
The suit argued that the 2 companies violated the federal Clean Water Act, in that they failed to prevent snow and rain runoff from carrying various pollutants into Maraspin Creek and Barnstable Harbor.
As a result of the settlement, both companies will improve runoff prevention, will create compliance and monitoring programs, will pay money to the Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APP), and will cover CLF’s attorney fees.
Follow New England Boating:
Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter!
Each month our emailed newsletter keeps you up to speed on the top news items, videos, destinations, reviews and fishing articles on New England Boating, so you won’t miss a beat. It’s convenient, it’s free, and you can opt out at any time!