Water & Oceans

NY Files Show 270 Drilling Accidents in Past 30 Years

"As the debate over the merits of Marcellus Shale development reaches a crescendo, an Ithaca researcher has culled a list of 270 files documenting wastewater spills, well contamination, explosions, methane migration and ecological damage related to gas production in the state since 1979."

Source: Elmira Star Gazette, 11/09/2009

EPA Warns Md., Other States About Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

"Federal officials said Wednesday they have given marching orders to Maryland and other states that drain into the Chesapeake Bay to come up with detailed plans for reducing pollution plaguing the estuary, warning that states face development shutdowns or other as-yet unstated consequences if the water fails to get cleaner."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 11/06/2009

Groups Pinpoint Threats to Selected Canadian and US Rivers

The widespread perception of water abundance in Canada is a myth, according to a new report by the World Wildlife Fund-Canada. See details for the 10 selected rivers, most of which cross political boundaries within Canada or between Canada and the United States.

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