"In its most frank assessment since last year’s leak at Freedom Industries, the Tomblin administration said Friday that West Virginia had inadequate environmental regulations to prevent such an incident and lacked sufficient training and planning to respond once toxic chemicals had contaminated the Kanawha Valley’s regional water supply."
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- Source: Charleston Gazette, 01/12/2015
"In a landmark settlement with three environmental groups, the U.S. government has agreed to adopt new rules that ensure seafood imported into the United States meets high standards for protecting whales and dolphins."Source: ENS, 01/12/2015
"Humans have been looking for the giant squid for decades. Oceanographer Edith Widder shares how innovative technology helped her capture the squid on video for the first time."Source: NPR, 01/12/2015
"The trashy litter in Baltimore area streams and the city’s harbor must be removed under new pollution limits set by federal and state regulators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday."Source: ENS, 01/12/2015
"On Thursday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) offered a simple amendment to the controversial bill that would authorize construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Sanders' measure, which he proposed to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, would have declared it the "sense of Congress" that climate change is real; that it is caused by humans; that it has already caused significant problems; and that the United States needs to shift its economy away from fossil fuels."Source: Mother Jones, 01/12/2015
"Environmental advocates will lose an ally in Congress when Barbara Boxer leaves the Senate at the end of her term in 2016 after more than three decades in office."Source: AP, 01/09/2015
"The Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry crude oil from Canadian oil sands down to the U.S. Gulf Coast, isn't just an infrastructure project. It's also a symbol for the fight over the future of energy."Source: NPR, 01/09/2015
"KETI BUNDER, Pakistan -- For fisherman Sammar Dablo, it was as if "the seawater stole our homes" when land erosion forced his village to relocate further inland on Pakistan's south coast."
"Governments need to plan better for rising migration driven by climate change, experts said on Thursday, citing evidence that extreme weather and natural disasters force far more people from their homes than wars."
"Up to 70,000 homes have been left without power in Scotland and trains canceled after high winds battered the northern parts of Britain on Friday."
"An environmental advocacy group sued the Obama administration in federal court on Thursday for refusing to release documents detailing the extent of fracking in the Gulf of Mexico."Source: AP, 01/09/2015
"The biggest state in America, home to more ocean coastline than all others combined, has just set another record. This one, however, is nothing to cheer."Source: LA Times, 01/09/2015
"The 13 white tanks that lined the Elk River just north of downtown Charleston are all gone now. Bankrupt Freedom Industries ripped them apart, tore them down and sold them for scrap."Source: Charleston Gazette, 01/09/2015
"New York City will become the largest city in the country to ban restaurants from using plastic foam containers, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday."Source: Huffington Post, 01/09/2015
"The Environmental Protection Agency said it will delay carbon rules for power plants, missing a deadline set by President Barack Obama in one of the centerpieces of his climate-change agenda."Source: Bloomberg, 01/08/2015