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Navy halts Hawaii fuel tank operations during investigation

Dec. 09, 2021 02:35 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Navy will stop operations at fuel storage tanks above a Hawaii aquifer until the completion of its own investigation into how petroleum got into tap water. In a memo dated Tuesday, Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro said “corrective actions shall be...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Dec. 08, 2021 13:34 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. Dec. 7, 2021. Editorial: Is Itta Bena Being Delusional? A pair of significant figures have thrown cold water on any thought by Itta Bena officials that the town should not turn over its electricity operation to Entergy Mississippi. ...

New Mexico preps for future shortages on Pecos River

Dec. 08, 2021 12:43 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top water official has issued an order establishing the framework for dealing with future water shortages on the Pecos River. Water managers have been augmenting supplies in southeastern New Mexico by pumping groundwater, allowing farmers to...

Dover, metal recycler reach settlement over water pollution

Dec. 08, 2021 12:36 PM EST

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — The city of Dover says it reached a settlement with the metal recycler that was fined for polluting a key city aquifer, in which the company will pay more than $13 million to build and operate a new water treatment facility. The city council will vote on the...

Californians cut water use 13% in October; still behind goal

Dec. 07, 2021 21:09 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians stepped up their water conservation in October, a move made easier by a massive storm that dumped record rain in some parts of the state but still wasn't enough to combat the drought. Collectively, people reduced their water use by 13.2%...

Gov. Cox proposes spending $50M to restore Great Salt Lake

Dec. 07, 2021 20:47 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox is proposing spending $500 million on water conservation, preservation and infrastructure as part of his $25 billion budget proposal for next year. He unveiled the plan standing near the dry, receding edge of the iconic Great Salt Lake...

Ex-LA utility head admits taking bribes in billing scandal

Dec. 07, 2021 20:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former head of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power — the nation’s largest public utility — has agreed to plead guilty to taking bribes in a corruption scandal that grew out of an automated billing disaster that stuck ratepayers with exorbitant bills, federal...

Kentucky governor points to benefits of federal pandemic aid

Dec. 06, 2021 18:14 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Massive amounts of federal aid have given Kentucky a once-in-a-generation opportunity to guarantee basic necessities and build on economic momentum, showing the grassroots benefits that trump the partisan rancor over coronavirus pandemic relief, Gov. Andy Beshear said...

New Hampshire getting $72.6M to update water systems

Dec. 05, 2021 13:21 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire will be getting $72.6 million from the federal infrastructure package to update wastewater and drinking water systems. The money also will be used to address PFAS and lead in New Hampshire water supplies. New...

Bradenton isn’t the 1st Florida city sued over sewage spills

Dec. 05, 2021 03:13 AM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The city of Bradenton could find itself in the same seat as other local governments that have been accused of breaking federal law with repeated sewage spills. Led by Suncoast Waterkeeper, several environmental conservation groups announced that...