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Energy Companies Cancel Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project

The two energy companies behind the Atlantic Coast Pipeline announced Sunday that they have canceled the project. The proposed natural gas pipeline, which would have run 600 miles from West Virginia through Virginia to North Carolina, faced challenges for more than six years from groups who fought against construction. Local and national opposition along with […]

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The Stream, June 3, 2020: U.S. EPA Limits State Ability to Block Energy Infrastructure Projects

The Global Rundown The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) limits states’ ability to deny energy infrastructure projects. Gunmen in Niger cut off water supply to a refugee camp housing 35,000 displaced people. Researchers survey the effects of recent hurricanes on water quality in North Carolina. A major fuel spill into Russia’s river Ambarnaya will take […]

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Federal Water Tap, April 15: Trump Energy Order Targets State Water Permitting Authority

The Rundown President Trump hopes to boost construction of energy infrastructure projects. The Senate confirms David Bernhardt to lead the Interior Department. Congress approves a Colorado River basin conservation plan. The Army Corps’ management of Missouri River reservoirs comes under the microscope. The USDA releases its census of farm data. Federal officials prepare a trade […]

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What’s Up With Water – Mexico, approved exploratory fracking wells in pursuit of energy independence.

What’s Up with Water, your “need-to-know news” of the world’s water. We begin with a quick survey of water stories around the globe. There are increasing quantities of antibiotics and other medicines in rivers and lakes worldwide. That’s according to a study led by Radboud University in the Netherlands. Researchers estimated pharmaceutical concentrations with the […]

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The Stream, June 27: Britain Abandons $1.7bn Tidal Lagoon Renewable Energy Plan

The Global Rundown The British government rejects plans for  a £1.3 billion ($1.7 billion) tidal lagoon, saying that the renewable energy scheme is too costly. Advisors urge the Serbian government to invest in fixing “devastating” environmental problems, including a lack of sewage treatment facilities. Monsoon rains bring flooding and landslides to Vietnam, killing at least […]

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The Stream, April 19: Colorado Lawsuit Seeks Environmental Damages from ExxonMobil, Suncor Energy

The Global Rundown Two Colorado counties sue ExxonMobil and Suncor Energy, claiming the companies negatively contributed to climate change. Water levels in Nigeria’s Goronyo dam fall to 10 percent of capacity, jeopardizing the water supply of millions. The U.S. Senate blocks a Coast Guard bill that would have exempt ship ballast water from the Clean […]

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Water Safety Activism in Rural Red States Impedes Fossil Energy Development

Opposition to a big pipeline in Kentucky is a case in point. By Keith Schneider Circle of Blue BEREA, KY — President-elect Donald J. Trump’s aggressive and unorthodox election campaign included a pledge to dismantle impediments to the speedy development of America’s reserves of fossil fuels. In pursuit of that goal, Trump this week named […]