Thursday, March 31, 2016

'Time is now'

Colo. governor seeks action on West's leaking mines

Denver Post

Denver Post

Over a recent Sunday breakfast, Gov. John Hickenlooper, fellow Western governors and chiefs of key federal agencies put their heads together on the problem of leaking inactive mines. It has stymied Western leaders for decades. But during that Feb. 21 confab in Washington, D.C., with the EPA-triggered Gold King disaster still roiling, Hickenlooper determined that a consensus had emerged: make tackling these tens of thousands of ecological time bombs a priority.

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Former EPA official releases fracking study

Casper Star-Tribune

More than four years after he penned the explosive report linking fracking to contaminated drinking water outside of Pavillion, Wyo., Dominic DiGiulio is releasing the study he always hoped the EPA would: A rebuttal to the years of criticism levied against federal investigators. The study by DiGiulio and fellow Stanford University researcher Robert Jackson concludes much of the alarm over the EPA’s 2011 draft report was warranted.

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A recycling strategy for drought-stressed cities

The Conversation

State and local governments are looking for innovative ways to save water. One strategy gaining attention is using graywater for purposes other than drinking, such as flushing toilets. A new report analyzes the potential of graywater reuse, available treatment technologies and the human health and environmental risks.

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