Water & Oceans

"California Permitted Oilfield Discharge in Protected Water"

"Regulators in California, the country's third-largest oil-producing state, have authorized oil companies to inject production fluids and waste into what are now federally protected aquifers more than 2,500 times, risking contamination of underground water supplies that could be used for drinking water or irrigation, state records show."

Source: AP, 02/06/2015
March 5, 2015 to March 8, 2015

Public Interest Environmental Law Conference 2015

The 2015 conference, "Changing Currents," at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene includes over 125 panels, workshops, and multimedia presentations addressing a broad spectrum of environmental law and advocacy.

"GOP Lawmakers Push EPA To Rethink Clean Water Rule"

"In a year the Republican-controlled Congress is expected to take a significant whack at President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda, GOP lawmakers on Wednesday told top environmental officials they should scrap what was once a fairly obscure proposal to define what is and isn’t considered a body of water by federal law."

Source: Fresno Bee, 02/05/2015

"Report: Sandy Was Wake-Up Call We Better Heed"

"A new Army Corps of Engineers report warns that unless coastal residents and state and local leaders from the Carolinas to Maine rethink their approach to shoreline development, the next big storm will be equal to or worse than Hurricane Sandy – with its $65 billion in losses, 159 deaths and 650,000 homes damaged or destroyed."

Source: Wilmington News Journal, 02/02/2015

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