Water & Oceans

Calif Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning of Threat to Aquifers

"California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state's drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other toxic waste into drinking water aquifers there."

Source: ProPublica, 07/21/2014

"EPA Proposes Strict Limits on Pebble Mine To Protect Salmon"

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said it intends to take extraordinary action to protect Bristol Bay’s world-class salmon runs and unparalleled natural habitat from destruction by the proposed Pebble mine. But the agency is stopping short of blocking the mine outright and instead is proposing caps on how many miles of streams and acres of wetlands could be lost."

Source: Alaska Dispatch News, 07/21/2014

Safety Board Says Freedom Tanks Leaked MCHM Before Jan. 9 Discovery

"Citing 'extensive corrosion,' federal investigators said an MCHM chemical storage tank at the Freedom Industries site along the Elk River likely was leaking prior to the Jan. 9 spill that contaminated the drinking water for 300,000 people across the region."

Source: Charleston Gazette, 07/18/2014
July 17, 2014

Conference Call To Discuss New Report "The Hardest Working River in the West: Common-Sense Solutions for a Reliable Water Future for the Colorado River Basin"

This Thursday (7/17), at 11 a.m. MST/ 10 a.m. PST, Bart Miller, Western Resource Advocates's Water Program Director, and Matt Rice, American Rivers' Director of Colorado Conservation, will host a call to discuss the solutions presented in the new paper. Can't make the call? There's a link to the report available.

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