New Jersey: "Environmental Groups To Appeal $225M ExxonMobil Deal"

"A group of New Jersey environmental organizations Monday took the first step to appeal what it called the Christie administration's 'dirty deal' — the $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil over contamination of industrial sites in New Jersey."

Source: Newark Star-Ledger, 09/15/2015

Settlement Sets Disclosure on Decade-old Gulf Oil Leak

You'd think there shouldn't be such a thing as a secret oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Earlier this year, the Associated Press uncovered an offshore well in the Gulf that had been leaking for a decade. Now — thanks to a lawsuit from environmentalists — the details will be revealed.

Water Pollution: EPA's Spill Pales in Comparison To Everyday Mine Leaks

"Politicians, activists, tribes and media outlets have expressed shock at last month's abandoned mine spill in Colorado, which sent 3 million gallons of polluted water down the Animas River. But environmental advocates and groups that have for decades been trying to clean up the legacy of unregulated mining say the incident pales in comparison to the broader problem of tens of thousands of mines leaking across the country."

Source: Greenwire, 09/09/2015

New S. Calif. Urban Oil Field Rules Tighten Emissions Controls

"Regional air quality officials have tightened rules on odors and fumes coming from thousands of wells at hundreds of urban oil fields in Southern California. The move comes after coordinated campaigns by people living near oil operations in Huntington Beach, Whittier, and South Los Angeles."

Source: KPCC, 09/07/2015


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