Pollution

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

EPA Plans to Allow Unlimited Dumping of Fracking Wastewater in the Gulf

"Environmentalists are warning the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that its draft plan to continue allowing oil and gas companies to dump unlimited amounts of fracking chemicals and wastewater directly into the Gulf of Mexico is in violation of federal law."

Source: Truthout, 09/23/2016

"Alabama Pipeline Restarts, Restoring Gasoline Flow To East Coast"

"Colonial Pipeline announced Wednesday that the company has restarted its Line 1, which had been shut down for more than 12 days, causing gasoline shortages and price increases, felt most in places like Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee."

Source: Alabama Media Group, 09/22/2016

"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

"As Other Cities Dig Up Pipes Made Of Toxic Lead, Chicago Resists"

"As cities across the nation overhaul their aging, increasingly fragile drinking water systems, some municipal leaders are digging deeper to erase a toxic legacy that endangers millions of Americans: lead water pipes connecting homes to street mains." Not Chicago.

Source: Chicago Tribune, 09/21/2016

"Mining Leaves A Wisconsin Tribe's Hallowed Sites At Risk"

"MENOMINEE RESERVATION, Wisc. — Guy Reiter was an archaeologist before he was an activist. But the two merged after a dream six years ago. 'I was in a van and when we drove by the White Rapids I looked over and saw an elder sitting on a dam, in full Indian regalia,' Reiter says. 'He flagged me down, I climbed the dam, and he started talking to me in Menominee.'"

Source: EHN, 09/19/2016

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