Laws & Regulations

"House Panel Tees Up Debate On Water Bill Without Flint Funding"

"House lawmakers on Monday teed up debate on a major waterways bill, which is expected to draw Democratic opposition for not including emergency funding for lead-stricken communities such as Flint, Mich., or a provision related to the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund."

Source: The Hill, 09/27/2016

Va. OKs Coal-Ash Water Permit For Chesterfield Plant; Enviros Object

"The State Water Control Board unanimously approved a complex and expansive permit Thursday that will allow Dominion Virginia Power to drain millions of gallons of wastewater from the coal ash ponds at its Chesterfield Power Station, the largest fossil fuel plant in Virginia, then treat it and discharge it into the James River."

Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch, 09/23/2016

"U.S., Canada Aboriginal Tribes Form Alliance To Stop Oil Pipelines"

"WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Aboriginal tribes from Canada and the northern United States signed a treaty on Thursday to jointly fight proposals to build more pipelines to carry crude from Alberta's oil sands, saying further development would damage the environment."

Source: Reuters, 09/23/2016

"ExxonMobil To Pay $12 Million In Montana Oil Spill Settlement"

"ExxonMobil Corp. has agreed to pay $12 million to Montana and the U.S. government to restore natural resources damaged or destroyed by a pipeline rupture in 2011 that spilled oil into the Yellowstone River, according to a settlement proposed on Wednesday."

Source: Reuters, 09/22/2016

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