Pollution

Dakota Pipeline Protesters Set For 'Last Stand' On Banks Of Missouri R

"Native American protesters are preparing to take a 'last stand' against the Dakota Access pipeline after police raided their camps and arrested hundreds, paving the way for construction of the final stretch of the controversial oil project."

Source: Guardian, 11/01/2016

"Amish Oppose Use Of Drilling 'Brine' Wastewater On Roads"

"RUSSELL, Pa. — There are 44 miles of dirt roads in rural Farmington Township, Warren County, hard against the New York state line, and it’s not uncommon to see horse-drawn Amish buggies clip-clopping up and down them. In summer, Amish children walk the roads barefoot. It’s also not uncommon over the last decade to see tanker trucks spraying and spreading thousands of gallons of salty “brine,” wastewater from gas and oil well drilling, onto those same roads."

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/31/2016

"Coal Ash a Hot-Button Issue in Tight North Carolina Governors Race"

"Of all the environmental and climate change challenges facing North Carolina—including its vulnerability to sea level rise, the extreme flooding from Hurricane Matthew, the wisdom of drilling offshore and fracking throughout the state—the one issue Gov. Pat McCrory has struggled with most politically is coal ash."

Source: InsideClimate News, 10/31/2016

"Looking Out For No. 2: Dogs Sniff Out Fecal Pollution"

"Some specially trained dogs are helping humans curb themselves. A company that has trained dogs to recognize the smell of human fecal bacteria has been sniffing out sources of water pollution nationwide, discovering broken sewer pipes, leaking septic tanks and illegal sewage discharges, to the delight of environmental groups and government agencies."

Source: AP, 10/26/2016

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