Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Plan stands

Supreme Court rejects Chesapeake cleanup challenge

Patriot-News

Patriot-News

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday ensures Pennsylvania has a lot of work to do in reducing pollution to the Chesapeake Bay. The court sided with federal regulators instead of the 22 states and myriad farmers who challenged the Chesapeake Bay clean-up plan. Known as the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, the plan aims to reduce pollution in local rivers and streams that lead to the contaminated bay.

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Fears about water supply grip Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

New York Times

Hoosick Falls, a quiet river-bend village near the New York-Vermont border, has been upended by disclosures that the public water supply was tainted with high levels of perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, a toxic chemical linked in some studies to an increased risk for cancer, thyroid disease and serious complications during pregnancy.

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S.C. nervous about dam crackdown after flood

The State

Four months after a massive flood exposed flaws in South Carolina’s dam safety program, support for strengthening the law is eroding as legislators grow increasingly nervous about backlash from dam owners and the chance of its passage dwindle.

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