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EPA, NJ announce $588M in water infrastructure spending

May. 20, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

MOORESTOWN, N.J. (AP) — More than half a billion dollars in federal and state funds will go to nearly 30 water systems in New Jersey, serving about 6 million residents, or about two-thirds of the state's population, officials said Friday. The combined federal and state funding of...

Newark resident: Power plant 'Not just, not right, not fair'

Apr. 26, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Residents of a pollution-choked neighborhood in New Jersey's largest city said Tuesday they are tired of their community being used as a dumping ground for projects that foul their air yet exclude them from the economic benefits of industry. In an online public...

Power plan paused by NJ governor in minority area is back

Apr. 20, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey sewage treatment plant in a predominantly minority neighborhood is pressing forward with its plan to build a gas-fired power plant, three months after the state's governor paused the proposal to make sure it does not overly burden the already polluted community. ...

US taps $420M to boost water supplies hit by climate change

Mar. 31, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials slated millions of dollars for rural water projects in several states, with the Biden administration looking to shore up infrastructure needs made more urgent by long-term drought conditions that have been exacerbated by climate change. ...

Washington governor signs $17 billion transportation package

Mar. 25, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A nearly $17 billion, 16-year transportation revenue package that will pay for a variety of projects across the state, including building four new hybrid electric ferries, was signed Friday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. Inslee split his signing ceremonies...

Tap water returns to Warm Springs but with boil water notice

Mar. 23, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

WARM SPRINGS, Ore. (AP) — After several days, water service on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in north central Oregon is resuming, although with an indefinite boil water notice. Community radio station KWSO announced that repairs on a damaged electrical transformer at the...

Long-running Love Canal suits scheduled for hearing in May

Mar. 20, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Long-pending lawsuits stemming from toxic waste contamination in Niagara Falls’ notorious Love Canal neighborhood have a new court date in May. The Buffalo News reported Saturday that a federal appeals court in New York City will hear arguments in May...

Judge dismisses wrongful death lawsuit over road washout

Mar. 17, 2022 09:16 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe stemming from a road washout nearly three years ago that killed two people and injured two others. Heavy rain in July 2019 washed away a...

Indiana city drafts cleanup plan of soils tainted with PCBs

Mar. 14, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A north-central Indiana city has drafted a plan for cleaning up contaminated soils that halted an expansion of the city’s sewage treatment plant when they were discovered last year. Kokomo officials recently submitted their proposed cleanup plan to the Indiana...

Flint water main breaks prompt water conservation request

Mar. 12, 2022 11:59 AM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Water main breaks blamed on temperature fluctuations has prompted Flint officials to ask residents and businesses to temporarily cut back on water usage. The water conservation request is through Wednesday, the city said Friday in a release. Main...