Monthly Archives: April 2012

Urban Water Basins and Farmers’ Pockets are filled by Empty Fields

Urban Water Basins and Farmers’ Pockets are filled by Empty Fields 4/21/2012 (Blog Date) BRAWLEY, Calif. — Mr. Kalin and his brother enjoy a choice that their parents and grandparents never had. They can continue to farm all their land, … Continue reading

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Nebraska Legislature OKs Keystone pipeline support bill!

Nebraska Legislature OKs Keystone pipeline support bill! 4/13/2012 (Blog Date) (Reuters) – The Nebraska Legislature approved a bill on Wednesday that would provide support for an expected new route for TransCanada Corp’s Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL crude oil pipeline that would … Continue reading

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Hexavalent chromium limits in drinking water?

Hexavalent chromium limits in drinking water? 4/13/2012 (Blog Date) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has delayed adopting a drinking-water standard for hexavalent chromium until it completes additional study. For this pollutant, surfactant 6, analysis of tap water samples contained elevated … Continue reading

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$159,624 Civil Penalty payment required by EPA!

$159,624 Civil Penalty payment required by EPA! 4/13/2012 (Blog Date) Under the terms of the Consent Agreement with EPA, EXCO is required to pay a civil penalty of $159,624 and comply with the conditions of its underground injection control permit. … Continue reading

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29 States Unprepared for Growing Water Threats!

29 States Unprepared for Growing Water Threats! 4/13/2012 (Blog Date) WASHINGTON (April 5, 2012) – Only nine states have taken comprehensive steps to address their vulnerabilities to the water-related impacts of climate change, while 29 states are unprepared for growing … Continue reading

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EPA Order: Stop Discharging Pollutants into Louisiana Waters!

EPA Order: Stop Discharging Pollutants into Louisiana Waters! 4/07/2012 (Blog Date) (DALLAS – March 16, 2012) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a cease and desist administrative order to the Kevin Basham Farm in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, for unauthorized … Continue reading

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Michigan City wastewater superintendent pleads guilty to testing violations

Michigan City wastewater superintendent pleads guilty to testing violations 4/07/2012 (Blog Date) The former superintendent of the Michigan City wastewater treatment plant admitted Thursday morning that he knowingly hid information about water bypassing the plant and other issues from the … Continue reading

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Massachusetts town struggles with Coca-Cola’s Waste!

Massachusetts town struggles with Coca-Cola’s Waste! 4/06/2012 (Blog Date) This industry’s waste is becoming too expensive for the city to process.   http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/03/northampton-coca-cola/     

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Sand and Gravel Facility faces possible $532,500 Fine from EPA!

Sand and Gravel Facility faces possible $532,500 Fine from EPA! 4/06/2012 (Blog Date) Allegations of discharging process waste waters and stormwater from the facility without proper permits and by failing to prepare and implement a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure … Continue reading

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In 2010; 226 M/Lbs toxic chemicals in American waterways!

226 million pounds of toxic chemicals dumped in American waterways in 2010! 4/05/2012 (Blog Date) Environment America’s (environmentamerica/org) major findings on multiple industries dumping are following: -Pollution from just five states        (Indiana, Virginia, Nebraska, Texas, and Georgia) –The Ohio … Continue reading

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