Laws & Regulations

May 3, 2019

DEADLINE: IJNR's Water Quality Institute

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources invites journalists on an expenses-paid learning expedition through Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois, June 23-29, 2019, to use water-quality stories in the Great Lakes Basin to highlight similar water-quality issues across the United States. Apply by May 3.

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Western States Finalize Landmark Drought Plan For Colorado River Water

"Faced with reservoirs less than half full along the Colorado River, federal authorities and negotiators for Colorado and six other Western states on Tuesday finalized a landmark plan to share the burden of voluntarily using less water as growing cities and warming temperatures deplete the supply for 40 million people."

Source: Denver Post, 03/20/2019

Jury Finds Monsanto’s Roundup Likely Cause Of Cancer In 2nd Bay Area Man

"A jury in the first federal court trial of thousands of lawsuits by cancer victims against the manufacturer of the world’s most widely used herbicide found Tuesday that Monsanto’s Roundup was a likely cause of a Sonoma County man’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma."

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 03/20/2019

List of Toxics Near Military Sites May Include Leads for Reporters

Drinking water contaminated with PFAS for years has caused worry, even outrage, in local communities affected by the toxic chemicals. Now, a military database may help reporters locate contamination sites. This week’s TipSheet has more on the database, along with tips for evaluating your local PFAS story.

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