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Senate approves $37.5B measure to fund energy, water

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday approved a $37.5 billion measure to fund energy and water programs next year, the first of the 12 spending bills lawmakers must approve to keep the government operating. On a vote of 90-8, senators backed the legislation that would fund the Energy Department as well as infrastructure projects administered by the U.S. Army ...

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Feds: EPA fails to protect water from oilfield contamination

Feds: EPA fails to protect water from oilfield contamination

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing in its mandate to protect underground drinking water reserves from oilfield contamination, according to a federal review singling out lax EPA oversight in California, where the state routinely allowed oil companies to dump wastewater into some drinking water aquifers. The U.S. Government Accountability Office review also sampled EPA operations ...

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Maple sugar producers offered rebates for energy efficiency

Maple sugar producers offered rebates for energy efficiency

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s energy efficiency utility is offering rebates to maple sugar makers to help them make their operations more energy efficient. Efficiency Vermont says most Vermont sugar makers use oil or wood-fired evaporators to boil their sap. But it says reverse osmosis systems can remove more than 75 percent of the water from sap before boiling, reducing ...

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Rain continues in north Louisiana, flooding moves south

Rain continues in north Louisiana, flooding moves south

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Torrential rain pounded Louisiana for a fourth day Friday, leaving roads impassable, submerging cars and forcing people from their homes overnight. The Bossier City area across the Red River from Shreveport has taken the brunt of the storm that began saturating northern Louisiana late Tuesday. At least three people have died, and mandatory evacuations have ...

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Both sides haggle Cuomo on pipeline permits

Both sides of the debate over the controversial Constitution Pipeline project are ratcheting up pressure on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to act in ways that fulfill their respective wishes on state permits sought by the developer. The drama surrounding the looming decision comes as speculation mounts that the state Department of Environmental Conservation could act any day now on the so-called ...

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DEP concludes six-month investigation of Tenmile Creek, finds no sign of radioactivity

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) concluded a six-month long investigation finding no indication of elevated radioactivity contaminating the Tenmile Creek, a primary source of drinking water tangled within the heart of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale gas fields. The study was conducted after questions arose following the DEP’s collection of surface water samples taken in the spring of 2014 when the ...

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