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New report: Oil spills from offshore transportation way down

Sep. 28, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Oil and natural gas spills from tankers and pipelines in U.S. waters dropped dramatically from the last decade of the 1990s to the one from 2010 through 2019, according to a federal report Wednesday. The amounts spilled and dumped in wastewater from drilling rigs...

Hawaii fines US Navy for unauthorized sewage release

Sep. 27, 2022 23:16 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Health said Tuesday it has fined the U.S. Navy $8.8 million for repeatedly discharging untreated or partially treated sewage into state waters from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The department said in a news release that it recorded 766...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 21, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. September 18, 2022. Editorial: It’s time to repeal the Pa. law that allows the sale of municipal water systems Officials in Bucks County were absolutely right not to sell their system to a private company. Now, lawmakers must...

Water.org unveils $1 billion plan for water access at CGI

Sep. 20, 2022 21:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Water.org announced a $1 billion plan Tuesday to help 100 million people in Africa, Asia and Latin America get lasting access to water and sanitation. The Water.org Water & Climate Fund, unveiled at the Clinton Global Initiative conference in New York, plans to...

Ex-Maui official, businessman plead guilty for Hawaii bribes

Sep. 19, 2022 21:46 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A former Maui County official and the Honolulu businessman who paid him $2 million in bribes in exchange for more than $19 million in wastewater contracts each pleaded guilty Monday in one of the largest bribery cases ever prosecuted in Hawaii. Stewart Olani Stant,...

State cracks down on Flint company after Flint River spill

Sep. 19, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — State regulators on Monday ordered a Flint chemical company to truck wastewater to a water treatment plant, weeks after it was blamed for an oily discharge in the Flint River. The 11-page order describes disputes between Lockhart Chemical and the Department of...

Prosecutors in Hawaii unseal public corruption, bribery case

Sep. 16, 2022 03:24 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii business owner and a Maui County official have been charged with bribery and public corruption involving more than $2 million in cash and gifts, federal court documents unsealed Thursday showed. Milton Choy, the owner of a Honolulu company that provides...

Nevada looks to conservation as the Colorado River dwindles

Sep. 15, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Only a few miles from the Las Vegas Strip, in the Mojave Desert, is an unlikely scene: A county park with walking trails and thick vegetation that circles a vibrant rush of flowing water. Known as the Las Vegas Wash, the water running through this channel is a...

In Arizona, worry about access to Colorado River water

Sep. 13, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Robbie Woodhouse’s grandfather began nearly a century of family farming along the Gila River near Yuma in the middle 1920s when he dug up a bunch of mesquite stumps on his land to make way for his barley, wheat, Bermuda seed, cotton and melon fields. Farming...

100 years after compact, Colorado River nearing crisis point

Sep. 12, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The intensifying crisis facing the Colorado River amounts to what is fundamentally a math problem. The 40 million people who depend on the river to fill up a glass of water at the dinner table or wash their clothes or grow food across millions of acres use...