Water & Oceans

Avoiding A Future Crisis, Madison Removed Lead Water Pipes 15 Years Ago

"It was a controversial move when Madison, Wis., decided to replace all its lead pipes in 2001. But that decision put the city ahead of the curve — allowing it to avoid the lead water contamination that is plaguing cities like Flint, Mich., now."

Source: NPR, 04/01/2016

"Supreme Court Sympathetic To Property Owner In Wetlands Dispute"

"The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared likely to rule that property owners can challenge the federal government in court over the need for permits under a national water protection law in a case involving a company's plans for a Minnesota peat mine."

Source: Reuters, 03/31/2016

Pavillion, Wyo., Fracking Study Unplugged with FOIA

In 2011, EPA produced — and subsequently buried — a draft report on fracking contamination at Pavillion, Wyoming. Now one of the authors of the original draft has co-published a review of the research in the independent journal Environmental Science & Technology. The new study, based on FOIA'd documents, links fracking and polluted wells.

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