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Texas advances bill to stiffen penalties for pipeline damage

May. 20, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A bill that would stiffen penalties for those who damage or trespass around oil and gas operations is advancing through the Texas Legislature. Republicans say the measure that passed the Texas Senate on Monday would not limit legal protests but would deter people from damaging any...

Project puts filters on Cheyenne storm drains

May. 16, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Filters installed on storm drains in Wyoming's largest city will attempt to keep trash out of a creek. Crews have installed 12 water filtration units called "Gutter Bins" on storm drains in downtown Cheyenne. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports the Laramie County Conservation District,...

Texas lawmakers may stiffen penalties for pipeline damage

May. 15, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lawmakers in Texas are considering a bill that would stiffen penalties for damaging or trespassing around oil and gas operations despite opposition from environmental groups who say it would quell peaceful protests and overly criminalize offenses. Environmental activists and oil and...

Iowa town struggling to recover from flooding

May. 15, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — The southwest Iowa town of Hamburg is facing a long list of challenges as it works to recover from this spring's flooding, and the lack of federal disaster aid is making everything harder. Mayor Cathy Crain says Hamburg had to take out a $2 million emergency loan to help pay expenses...

Treated water begins flowing out of Butte's Berkeley Pit

May. 13, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Treated water that was contaminated by toxic mining waste is being pumped out of Butte's Berkeley Pit. The Montana Standard reports that officials last week started pumping out about 3 million gallons a day, which is roughly the daily amount of water entering in the pit. The water is...

Iraq planning $53B megaproject with ExxonMobil, PetroChina

May. 7, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq is planning a $53 billion megaproject with global energy giants ExxonMobil and PetroChina to use seawater from the Persian Gulf to boost oil production, Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi announced Tuesday. The 30-year project would boost output from Iraq's southern oil fields, and...

Conflict in Michigan AG's office over Flint water records

May. 1, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A civil war of sorts is developing in the Michigan attorney general's office over 23 boxes of records found in a state basement and what role — if any — they have in the Flint water criminal investigation. Prosecutors led by Fadwa Hammoud, a senior official in the office, want...

City OKs nearly $1M to fix line behind major water outage

Apr. 28, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city will spend nearly $1 million to fix the broken water pipe behind a water outage described as the largest in that city's history. Dayton officials say about 150 million gallons of treated water flowed into the Great Miami River when a water main broke Feb. 13. The Dayton...

Alabama water system settle contamination suit with 3M

Apr. 26, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama utility that provides drinking water to thousands of people has reached a settlement announced Friday in a lawsuit against 3M over chemical contamination. The agreement was revealed in a statement released by the company and the West Morgan-East Limestone Water and...

Manchin: over $4M coming to fix water system in W.Va. county

Apr. 26, 2019 5:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says more than $4 million is coming to a West Virginia county to improve its aging water treatment infrastructure. The West Virginia Democrat on Thursday announced the funding for Grantsville, which has the majority of residents in Calhoun County. He says a $1...