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    Maui Mayor Rejects Clean Water Act Settlement, Aims for Supreme Court Hearing

    Maui Mayor Rejects Clean Water Act Settlement, Aims for Supreme Court Hearing

    By Brett Walton Defying a vote of the County Council, Maui Mayor Michael Victorino said on Oct.18 that he will not settle a Clean Water Act lawsuit that holds national implications for water pollution permitting. Instead of the settlement that the council authorized last month, Victorino prefers to have the nation’s highest court decide whether […]

    How Cape Town Avoided a Water Crisis at the Eleventh Hour

    How Cape Town Avoided a Water Crisis at the Eleventh Hour

    By Charlotte Edmond Cape Town’s water crisis got so bad last year that there were competitions to see who could wash their shirts the least. Restaurants and businesses were encouraging people not to flush after going to the toilet. The city was just 90 days away from turning off the taps. WWF – SA A […]

    Now Is the Time to Fund Stormwater Projects in Los Angeles County

    Now Is the Time to Fund Stormwater Projects in Los Angeles County

    By Corinne Bell This November, voters in Los Angeles County will have the opportunity to help address the largest source of pollution to surface waters in our region: stormwater. Measure W would finally create a funding stream to pay for projects necessary to address stormwater pollution and flooding. These projects would also increase local water […]

    Pipeline Leaks 63,840 Gallons of Produced Water in North Dakota

    Pipeline Leaks 63,840 Gallons of Produced Water in North Dakota

    A pipeline released 63,840 gallons (1,520 barrels) of produced water that contaminated rangeland in Dunn County, North Dakota, the Bismarck Tribune reported, citing officials with the North Dakota Department of Health. Produced water is a byproduct of oil and gas extraction, and can contain drilling chemicals if fracking was used. The pipeline is part of […]

    Injecting Wastewater Underground Can Cause Earthquakes Up to 10 Kilometers Away

    Injecting Wastewater Underground Can Cause Earthquakes Up to 10 Kilometers Away

    By Emily Brodsky Earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S. have increased dramatically in the last decade as a result of human activities. Enhanced oil recovery techniques, including dewatering and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, have made accessible large quantities of oil and gas previously trapped underground, but often result in a glut of contaminated wastewater […]