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Pipeline developer pleads no contest in pollution cases

Aug. 05, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The developer of a major pipeline system that connects the Marcellus Shale gas field in western Pennsylvania to an export terminal near Philadelphia pleaded no contest Friday to criminal charges that it systematically polluted waterways and residential water wells across...

DNR investigates oil contamination in northern Wisconsin

Aug. 05, 2022 08:10 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources is investigating contaminated soil near the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Reservation in far northern Wisconsin. DNR officials said Enbridge Inc. reported Wednesday that a contractor had encountered soil suspected to...

Drought, sluggish Mississippi River make small dead zone

Aug. 03, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drought made the Mississippi River sluggish and led to a smaller than average dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico — an area where there’s too little oxygen to support marine life, the scientist who's been measuring it for decades said Wednesday. Each year,...

Review: How to stop industrial farming from ruining Earth

Aug. 02, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

“Regenesis: Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet,” by George Monbiot (Penguin Random House) Cruising past farmlands in America — and elsewhere in the world — it’s hard to imagine that so much green could be so damaging to the Earth. But author George Monbiot makes...

Company wants $14M to get out of Oregon mega dairy

Jul. 26, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The company that bought a troubled mega dairy plant in northern Oregon several years ago may be ready to give up their efforts toward reopening it, according to new documents that show repeated setbacks. Easterday Dairy has been repeatedly cited for failing to...

North Carolina signs off on testing at plant fire site

Jul. 23, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina environmental agency has approved a plan to test the soil and groundwater for contamination at the site of a massive fertilizer-plant fire in January. Montrose Engineering and Geology laid out its plans in a 71-page document approved this...

Judge dismisses Delaware AG's suit over PCB contamination

Jul. 12, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware Superior Court judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the state's Democratic attorney general against agricultural giant Monsanto Co. over environmental damage from now-banned toxic chemicals known as PCBs. In recent years, PCBs have been at the...

Army sees progress on Fort Detrick groundwater contamination

Jul. 09, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Army says it is making progress in the long-running effort to address groundwater contamination at part of Fort Detrick that was used as a test site for the Army’s biological warfare program. The Army has been studying the groundwater problems on...

State: 201K gallons of oil spill from pipeline in Tennessee

Jul. 07, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials are cleaning up a massive oil spill from a multistate pipeline that ruptured in rural Tennessee. According to the state Department of Environment and Conservation, approximately 201,600 gallons of crude oil spilled from the pipeline on June 29 and...

Enviros train drone pilots to find and pursue pollution

Jun. 30, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

POOLESVILLE, Md. (AP) — When environmentalist Brent Walls saw a milky-white substance in a stream flowing through a rural stretch of central Pennsylvania, he suspected the nearby rock mine was violating the law. Recent rains had filled the ponds at the mine that allow sediment to...