Pollution

"Controversial Alaskan Gold Mine Could Be Revived Under Trump’s EPA"

"The Trump administration has taken a key step toward paving the way for a controversial gold, copper and molybdenum mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed, marking a sharp reversal from President Barack Obama’s opposition to the project."

Source: Washington Post, 07/12/2017

To Report on Drinking Water, Know Its Source

Safe drinking water is a long-standing challenge left unmet all across the United States. As our latest Issues Backgrounder explains, telling the story of drinkable water requires digging beneath complex relationships, understanding the sources of drinking water and much more. Here's help to do it.

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"Climate, Poverty Woes Fuel BLM Rule Debate In N.M. Gas Patch"

"GOBERNADOR, N.M. — Desert sand crunches beneath Don Schreiber's boots as he approaches a gas well on his sprawling ranch in the heart of the San Juan Basin. The equipment is painted yellow and green to blend in with the scrub. But there's no hiding the odor of rotting eggs that wafts across the arid terrain."

Source: EnergyWire, 07/06/2017

"45,000 Gallons Of Crude Oil Leak After Train Derails In Illinois"

"PLAINFIELD, Ill. -- Most roads have reopened in Plainfield after a train carrying crude oil derailed nearly 40 miles southwest of Chicago. Plainfield police said it will take several days to clean up an estimated 45,000 gallons of oil near Route 59 and Riverwalk Court, near the village's downtown business district."

Source: CBS News, 07/03/2017

Aging Oil Pipeline Under Great Lakes Should Be Closed, Mich. AG Says

"Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette called for a deadline to close a controversial portion of an oil pipeline that runs along the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac, a channel that connects two of the Great Lakes. The pipeline has had more than two dozen leaks over its lifespan, and parts of its outer coating have come off."

Source: InsideClimate News, 07/03/2017

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