West Virginia Bets Big on Plastics, and on Backing of Trump Administration

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The state’s leaders want a federal loan guarantee to build a giant chemical storage plant that could cost as much as $10 billion.

EPA Considers Options for Reuse and Discharge of Oil and Gas Wastewater

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U.S. oil and gas companies are setting production records, while also pumping up enormous volumes of salty, chemical-laden water. The question now: What to do with the noxious water?

Energy Companies Eye Big Oil and Gas Expansion in Wyoming

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Will the fracking boom echo in America’s leading coal state?

Permian Oil Boom Uncorks Multibillion-Dollar Water Play

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Producing oil produces even more water. Getting rid of it is a large and expanding business.

America’s Oil Boom Can Not Happen Without Groundwater

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Risks are substantial in New Mexico’s Permian Basin.

One By One Big Hydropower Dams Disrupt Mekong River’s Free Flow

In unfolding global energy revolution, expensive and ecologically risky dams may not be right choice to generate more electricity.
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Water and Climate Safety, Finance Security, Drive Keystone XL Conflict

Nebraska is again a battleground over tar sands oil pipeline. By…

Gina Lopez, Philippine Environment Secretary, Pursues Watershed Protection

Clear goals to enforce pollution laws jeopardize the new secretary’s job.

Utilities Move to Break Arizona’s Coal-Water Link

The proposed halt to operations in 2019 at the West’s largest…
Kamoto Mining in the DRC. Photo by Cody Pope for Circle of Blue

Water and Mining: Are Companies Correctly Pricing in Risks? | PODCAST |

From Peru to Australia water stresses are rewriting the way mines…