Pollution

"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

"Too Poor for Proper Plumbing: A Reality in 500,000 U.S. Homes"

"TYLER, Ala. — The hard clay soil in this rural Southern county has twice cursed Dorothy Rudolph. It is good for growing cotton and cucumbers, the crops she worked as a child and hated. And it is bad for burying things — in particular, septic tanks."

Source: NY Times, 09/26/2016

"100 Countries Push To Phase Out Potentially Disastrous Greenhouse Gas"

"A loose coalition of more than 100 countries, including the US and European nations, is pushing for an early phase-out of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a powerful greenhouse gas that if left unchecked is set to add a potentially disastrous 0.5C to global temperatures by the end of the century."

Source: Guardian, 09/26/2016

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

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

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