Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration is pursuing a plan to limit the controversial drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing to portions of several struggling New York counties along the border with Pennsylvania, and to permit it only in communities that express support for the technology.
Source: New Jersey Star-Ledger | New Jersey |
June 12, 2012
In the last year, DOT workers have painted over nearly 23,000 square yards of graffiti and picked up nearly 6 million pounds of litter, often with the help of inmates, state transportation officials said. The state also has revived its Adopt-A-Highway program.
With water bills on the rise even as consumers are being urged to use less, more than 70 percent of water companies either lack the funds to maintain aging infrastructure or have just enough to meet requirements, a new industry survey reports.
Source: Raleigh News & Observer | North Carolina |
June 11, 2012
The bill has pitted farmer against farmer as North Carolina, Georgia and other Southern peanut and rice growers charge they’ve been left out of a Senate proposal skewed in favor of Midwest corn and wheat growers.
The California bullet train is promoted as an important environmental investment for the future, but the heavy construction project would potentially harm air quality, aquatic life and endangered species.
A U.S. Congressional subcommittee addressed a question states have long hoped the federal government would answer: Where will nuclear power plants permanently store their growing stockpiles of spent fuel and other hazardous waste?
The residents of only nine states have returned their economic output to the level that existed before the downturn struck at the end of 2007 — and most of those states are energy producers, according to data.
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow said that she has the 60 votes to move ahead on the new farm bill this week and remains “very optimistic” about getting across the Senate floor by the end of this month.
As North Carolina lawmakers consider opening up the state to hydraulic fracturing, the controversial method used to extract natural gas from shale deposits, a good government group says that natural gas-related industries are unduly influencing the debate.
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