Environment

Judge: Lawsuit can proceed against Flint water contractor

A judge on Jan. 10 refused to dismiss a lawsuit against an engineering company, which is accused of not doing enough to stop the flow of lead-contaminated water in Flint in 2015.

Registration opens for CIGMAT 2022 Conference

The one-day conference will cover current and proposed projects for 2022-2023 in the Greater Houston area and other major cities along with panel discussions covering critical industry topics.

Environmental groups file complaint over lead pipes

Environmental groups file a civil rights complaint stating that lead pipe replacement work disproportionately increases the risk of lead exposure for residents of color.

Manatee Feeding Stations at Power Plants Assist With Survival

Temporary feeding stations for manatees are designed to combat the lack of food.

Conservation Group Sues Army Corps Over Columbia Pollution

A conservation group is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for polluting the Columbia River.

Thousands Without Heat, Water After Tornadoes Kill Dozens

Many Kentucky residents are without power and water after a powerful tornado blew through the state.

Tips to Keep Equipment Running in Cold Weather from United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. shared maintenance best practices to help keep excavators, aerial work platforms, skid steers, loaders and other equipment running smoothly and productively on worksites during the cold season.

In Shadow of Texas Gas Drilling Sites, Health Fears Escalate

Arlington locals are concerned over a Total Energies gas drilling request that would be feet away from a daycare center.

Former New Orleans Mayor Landrieu to Manage Biden’s $1T plan

President Biden has chosen Mitch Landrieu, former New Orleans mayor, as supervisor of the $1 trillion infrastructure plan.

California's PUC OKs Boosting Storage at Infamous Gas Field

Regulators in California have voted to increase the capacity of an underground gas storage field in the Los Angeles area that previously leaked methane.

Senate Bill Aims to Prohibit Gas Hookups on New Buildings

Pennsylvania Senate approved legislation to prohibit natural gas hookups on new buildings.

As Winter Bills Increase, Many Americans Face the Decision: Heat or Eat?

American consumers will pay at least $13.6 billion more for energy this winter according to an analysis by Consumer Energy Alliance.

California Proposes New Oil Drilling Ban Near Neighborhoods

California officials proposed to ban new oil and gas drilling near neighborhoods.

A Mississippi City Dumped 6B Gallons of Partly Treated Sewage

The City of Jackson dumped more than 6 billion gallons of sewage in 2020, years after agreeing to clean up its act.

EU Chief Says Key to Energy Crisis is Pushing Green Deal

The EU Chief supports reducing natural gas use to speed up the transition to clean energy.

Wichita State University Selected for EPA Grant Funding to Create WaterCorps Career Network

The Wichita State University Environmental Finance Center received a grant to help build the water workforce through education funding.

In South Texas, Aging Water System Meets Growing Population

Aging water systems in South Texas may not hold up against the area's growing population.

Debra Shore Set to Lead EPA Midwestern Office

President Biden appointed Debra Shore to lead the EPA's Midwestern office.

2nd Spill in Weeks at US Steel Plant Prompts Precautions

A US Steel plant began leaking wastewater for the second time in two weeks.

White House Restoring Environmental Reviews for Big Projects

New federal regulations are reversing Trump-era environmental policy impacting major infrastructure.

PG&E Announces New Electric Infrastructure Safety Initiative to Protect Communities from Wildfire Threat

PG&E announces a new initiative to protect communities from wildfire threats by expanding its underground electric distribution power lines.

Democrats Lay Out Speculative Marker for Water Infrastructure

Speculation rises as the push for infrastructure bills has little support from Republican members of the House.

Activists Urge Missouri Officials to Block Ameren Wastewater Plan

Critics of the Ameren wastewater plan urge Missouri regulators to bar the plan over its threat to wildlife.

Chemical Could Impact Water Downstream from Treatment Plant

A wastewater treatment plant released a chemical that may impact water intakes near Greensboro, North Carolina.

State Probes if Red Tide is to Blame for Fish Kill in Tampa

Florida investigators test to see if Red Tide is to blame for dead fish in Tampa Bay.

Tribe Becomes Key Water Player with Drought Aid to Arizona

A tribe in Arizona works with state officials to combat droughts and improve water quality.

Iowa City Faces Extreme Measures to Find Clean Water

Des Moines faces difficulty finding clean water after spending millions to fix contaminated water.

LSC-University Park Provides Steady Career Path Safeguarding Pipelines

Lone Star College-University Park developed a program for a career in corrosion control.

Prysmian Group Awarded $900M SOO Green HVDC Link Project to Promote Clean Energy Transition

Two companies partner on an underground transmission project that will provide affordable clean energy to customers.

Company Agrees to Settle Alleged Clean Water Act Violations

Phoenix Petroleum agrees to pay a penalty in a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency.