The sequester will cost energy states tens of millions of dollars in mineral revenues, a move that has sparked anger — and surprise — among some state officials who say they should have been informed sooner.
More than half of the nation’s thousands of miles of rivers and streams are plagued by poor water quality, including harmful nutrient pollution and mercury, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Source: Bloomberg News | Oklahoma |
March 27, 2013
Scientists have linked Oklahoma’s biggest recorded earthquake to the disposal of wastewater from oil production, adding to evidence that may lead to greater regulation of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas.
Source: Des Moines Register | Iowa |
March 27, 2013
A federal appeals court has sided with a group of Iowa cities challenging Environmental Protection Agency wastewater treatment rules that would have forced cities across the country to spend billions of dollars if the court had upheld them.
Source: Sacramento Bee | California |
March 25, 2013
It may be the most ambitious habitat restoration project ever conceived in the United States, and the transformation of the largest estuary on the West Coast is slated to be shaped and approved by a handful of appointed government officials.
A bill in Congress would give 27.5 percent of revenue from offshore energy development — including oil, gas, wind and others — to coastal states, plus another 10 percent if the state creates a clean energy or conservation fund.
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