Pollution

Enviros Will Sue To End Dominion Coal Ash Pollution of Elizabeth River

"On Thursday, the Southern Environmental Law Center, representing the Sierra Club, sent notice to Dominion Virginia Power of their intention to bring suit under the Clean Water Act to clean up leaking coal ash pits at the Chesapeake Energy Center (CEC) on the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake, Virginia."

Source: Augusta Free Press, 12/22/2014

"Texas Weakens Chemical Exposure Guidelines, Opens Door for Polluters"

"AUSTIN — In 2007, Texas regulators quietly relaxed the state’s long-term air pollution guideline for benzene, one of the world’s most toxic and thoroughly studied chemicals. The number they came up with, still in effect, was 40 percent weaker, or less health-protective, than the old one."

Source: Center for Public Integrity, 12/19/2014

"U.S. To Unveil Plan To Curb Oil And Gas Sector Methane Soon: Sources"

"The Obama administration as soon as Wednesday will announce its plans for curbing methane emissions from the oil and gas sector, which the United States must do to meet its 2020 target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, people familiar with the issue said Tuesday."

Source: Reuters, 12/18/2014

"6 Freedom Owners, Managers, Employees Charged; Company Takes Plea Deal"

"Federal prosecutors charged Freedom Industries and six of its owners, managers and employees with criminal violations of the Clean Water Act related to the January 2014 chemical leak that contaminated the drinking water of 300,000 people in Charleston and surrounding communities."

Source: Charleston Gazette, 12/18/2014

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