Department of Defense

State and federal regulators need to consider the cost of remediation, program success and public health.

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The Proposal Under a rule the Obama administration submitted for review on Friday, energy companies using hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and gas on public lands would be required to disclose the chemicals they use in the process, the New York Times reports. However, owing to industry lobbying, companies will be allowed to wait […]

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A few choice items have already trickled out or were set in deals made months ago, but today President Barack Obama will submit his fiscal year 2013 budget to Congress. We’ll have all the water details here, once the complete document lands. Afterward, the budget debate moves to the east end of the National Mall […]

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Peer Reviewers for Fracking Study The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting nominations for qualified scientists to review its draft study of groundwater contamination in a Wyoming town. The draft, released in December, found compounds that are associated with natural-gas drilling processes in two monitoring wells. To nominate someone, send the person’s name, address […]

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Frack the Halls The shale gas boom rolled through Congress last week. At a House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee hearing, chairman Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) said states are doing a good job regulating gas drilling and that states would lose the economic benefits if “needlessly restrictive” federal regulations for wastewater were put in place. The Senate […]

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Few Significant Impacts The State Department concluded its environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The department’s preferred option is to build the pipeline, with a few variations and minor route changes. Assistant Secretary of State Kerri-Ann Jones, who took questions from reporters, was adamant that the State Department’s recommendation was “not the rubberstamp […]

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Japan Disaster Water Supply

Myriad obstacles, from roads to snow to a nuclear crisis, hamstring rescue and recovery missions.

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Water refracts, but it also depicts. Cutting-edge technology developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) has harnessed this capacity molecule by molecule until — voilà! — a camera emerged.

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WASHINGTON – It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out the risks of drinking the fuel that flies us to the moon. Or does it?

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