Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Nitrogen worries

Susquehanna River levels threaten Chesapeake Bay

Post-Examiner

Baltimore Post-Examiner

U.S. senators from Maryland and Pennsylvania are raising concerns over the nitrogen levels in the Susquehanna River, which in turn threatens the health of the Chesapeake Bay, suggesting that inadequate federal resources are causing shortfalls in Pennsylvania’s nitrogen reduction through the U.S.-mandated Watershed Implementation Plan.

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New EPA water rule continues coal exemption

Charleston Gazette

A new Obama administration rule that defines what waterways receive pollution protection is being criticized by a variety of industries and their political supporters, and praised as a remarkable achievement by most of the nation’s environmental groups.

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Tar sands may be headed by rail to Lake Champlain

VTDigger.org

The Canadian Pacific Railway has been transporting Bakken crude oil from North Dakota on rail that hugs the banks of Lake Champlain in upstate New York, and environmentalists say tar sand shipments could be next.

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