Water & Oceans

West Virginia: "Bills Would Weaken Water Protections"

"CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A year after a toxic leak contaminated drinking water for 300,000 residents, West Virginia lawmakers are considering a series of proposals that would weaken a new chemical tank safety law, remove stronger pollution protections for streams across the state, and protect the coal industry from enforcement actions over violations of water quality standards."

Source: Charleston Gazette, 02/10/2015

"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.

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