Water Contamination

Was Flint The Love Canal Of Our Water System?

Drought-Stricken California Community Close To Running Out Of Water

Both “hard” and “soft” water can contain minerals that can be slightly corrosive and cause low or high pH resulting in lead in drinking water.

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

State Governments have revealed renewable energy’s potential may be understated as utilities look at batteries and new pricing strategies to prevent overloads from wind and solar power. [WSJ] Duke Energy, Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration and a group of environmental organizations have agreed to resolve lawsuits state environmental regulators brought against the company over leaking ponds… Keep reading →


President Obama has committed the United States to the goal of generating 20% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. “This would nearly triple the amount of wind- and solar-generated electricity on the national grid. The EPA ran afoul of the law by failing to conduct a cost-benefit analysis before it acted to reduce… Keep reading →

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

The EPA has revealed it finds no evidence that hydraulic fracturing has led to widespread pollution of drinking water. “The oil industry and its backers welcome the long-awaited study while environmental groups criticize it. “We found the hydraulic fracturing activities in the United States are carried out in a way that has not led to… Keep reading →

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It holds the potential to cause problems, but so far hasn’t – that seems to be the thrust of a long-awaited government study on fracking and its impact on drinking water that was released on Thursday. Going back several years, this has been one of the hot-button issues involving hydraulic fracturing, a key technique that has helped unlock extensive… Keep reading →

Duke Energy Buys Progress Energy In $13 Billion Deal

Duke Energy has agreed to provide families in North Caroline with bottled water after state testing found private wells near where the company stores coal waste contaminated with potentially toxic chemicals. “Over the last week, the state’s department of environment and natural resources mailed out 87 letters to residents who live near sites where Duke has stored… Keep reading →

New EPA Regulation To Cut Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants In US

The International Energy announced on Friday  that while the world economy grew there was no increase in CO2 emissions in 2014. “This was “the first time in 40 years in which there was a halt or reduction in emissions of the greenhouse gas that was not tied to an economic downturn,” said the agency. Indeed,… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

Oil and gas development in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana has not impacted shallow water resources, according to a new study. However, the age of the groundwater sampled and the sample locations indicate additional research should be conducted to fully evaluate energy production impact on regional water resources. The study was published… Keep reading →

RWE Struggles To Remain Profitable, Mulls Closing Garzweiler Mine

A federal appeals court has ruled that the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers acted within their statutory authority in adopting coal mining permitting policies to address water contamination. On July 11, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) policies aimed to address water contamination… Keep reading →

Water Supply Threaten In Charleston Community Of Over 300,000 After Chemical Leak

A disturbing piece in the Guardian details the public health impacts associated with the January 9th coal-processing chemical spill in West Virginia that contaminated drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people. Limited toxicity studies had been done on the chemical, known as MCHM, and authorities went back and forth over when it was safe… Keep reading →

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