Water & Oceans

"Court: Duke Can’t Make Customers Pay Coal-Ash Cleanup Costs"

"Indiana’s biggest utility can’t make its customers pay more than $200 million in costs related to cleaning up its toxic coal ash, according to a ruling Thursday from the Indiana Supreme Court."

Source: Indianapolis Star, 03/15/2022

Ontario Politicians Have Dodged York Region Sewage Problem For 13 Years

"Georgina Island First Nation and other residents aren't convinced a new treatment plant will protect Lake Simcoe from more wastewater. With $100 million already spent, the Ford government is now proposing a pipe built under the Oak Ridges Moraine to an alternate facility".

Source: The Narwhal, 03/14/2022

"US Tsunami Warning System Needs Major Overhaul, Report Says"

"The United States’ tsunami system is in need of a major update, with ongoing problems that include outdated software, delayed alerts and poor communication to the public, according to a panel of tsunami experts. Its recent report sees “an urgent need for action” and advises the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to overhaul aspects of the system to fix these and other pressing issues."

Source: Washington Post, 03/14/2022

UN Ocean Treaty Is ‘Once In A Lifetime’ Chance To Protect The High Seas

"The world has a “once in a lifetime” chance to protect the high seas from exploitation, warned scientists and environmentalists, as negotiators meet at the UN headquarters in New York this week to hammer out a new treaty on the oceans."

Source: Guardian, 03/11/2022

"Omnibus Package Opens Spigots For Water Project Earmarks"

"A sprawling $1.5 trillion fiscal 2022 spending deal is awash in cash for water and natural resources projects, including a number of Republican proposals to gird coastal communities against the effects of climate change. The omnibus package is the first in years to contain congressionally directed spending, also known as earmarks."

Source: E&E News, 03/10/2022


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