Latest Water quality News

US Army Corps revokes permit for Minnesota mine, cites threat to downstream tribe's water standards

Jun. 06, 2023 20:25 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday it has revoked a crucial federal permit for the proposed NewRange Copper Nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, a project popularly known as PolyMet, saying the permit did not comply with the water quality standards set by a...

Mountain Valley Pipeline gets new permit to build in Appalachian national forest

May. 16, 2023 15:03 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A controversial and long-delayed natural gas pipeline got the green light for construction on national forest land in Virginia and West Virginia after the U.S. Forest Service reissued its approval for a permit, despite past federal appeals court rulings determining...

Seagrass is dying by Tampa and Sarasota as red tide worsens

Apr. 02, 2023 03:14 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — New surveys of seagrass on Florida’s Gulf Coast shows the vital marine plant is continuing to lose ground at a rapid pace in Tampa and Sarasota Bay. Since 2016, the Southwest Florida Water Management District has documented losses of almost 30% of Tampa...