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Review Of West Virginia Water Finds More Work To Be Done

National Public Radio: This week, an independent team testing water quality at homes in West Virginia released some results, and met with residents. Continue reading

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U.S. EPA unlikely to step up fracking enforcement efforts for now -analysts

Reuters: Federal regulators are unlikely to step up enforcement of potential water contamination cases linked to natural gas drilling – despite new concerns about water safety – given a lack of political will and limited resources to pursue such cases, analysts said. Continue reading

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Water Pollution and the Farm Economy

New York Times: An analysis shows that from 2008 to 2011, water quality was rated “poor” or “very poor” at 60 percent of the 98 stream segments monitored by the Iowa Water Quality Index. As many people know, the astounding increase in agricultural output that marked the latter half of the 20th century came at a high environmental price. Agriculture is a major contributor to global warming, and runoff from farm fields helps pollute rivers and streams. Continue reading

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Utah board backs first US oil sands project

Associated Press: Utah gave its final approval Wednesday for the nation’s first commercial tar sands project, handing a victory to a Canadian company that aims to start producing 2,000 barrels of oil next year in the start of what could grow into a much larger operation. Continue reading

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N.Y. Missed Deadline on Indian Point Decision, Operator Says

New York Times: The Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, N.Y. Continue reading

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Oregon panel approves tough new clean water rules

Reuters: Oregon’s environmental regulators on Thursday approved new health-based water quality standards, touted as the toughest in the nation, for curtailing toxic pollutants in rivers and streams. Continue reading

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