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"Study Shows Extensive Coral Damage Related To BP Spill"

"NEW ORLEANS - Gulf coral damage from the massive BP oil spill is more extensive than previously thought, according to a new study that revealed sick and dying corals in the rich, deep-water environment off the coasts of Alabama and Mississippi known as the Pinnacles."

Source: AP, 10/30/2015
November 6, 2015

"Reporting on Fracking" Conference

This event, at Berea College hosted by Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Communication and student chapter Society of Professional Journalists and Berea College’s Department of English, offers a full day of information and reporting tips from government, industry, and environmental leaders along with journalists covering environmental issues. Only $10; pre-registration required.

"Environmental Groups Challenge State Settlement With Duke Energy"

"RALEIGH, N.C. -- Conservation groups have asked judges in Wake and Mecklenburg counties to reject a $7 million agreement between [North Carolina] and Duke Energy to settle years of groundwater contamination violations."

Source: Charlotte Observer, 10/14/2015

Pipeline Co. Seeks to Bar Evidence of Gov. Scott’s Investment From Suit

"Lawyers for a company that wants to build a natural gas pipeline in north Florida have told a judge that environmental opponents should be blocked from 'presenting evidence or argument' about Gov. Rick Scott’s financial interest in the company."

Source: Florida Bulldog, 10/05/2015

"Fertilizer Plant Reaches $2 Billion Settlement With U.S., State"

"Mosaic Fertilizer has reached a $2 billion settlement with state and federal environmental regulators and the U.S. Department of Justice over funding for the long-term disposal of massive phosphogypsum waste piles and the treatment of 60 billion pounds of wastewater from its plants in Florida and St. James Parish, authorities and the company said Thursday."

Source: Baton Rouge Advocate, 10/02/2015

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