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Pruitt’s new deputy: A coal lobbyist steeped in Washington’s ways
Friday April 13th 2018, 10:51 PM

The Senate on Thursday confirmed the Environmental Protection Agency’s second-in-command, Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist who shares the deregulatory zeal of Scott Pruitt, the agency chief.

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Watch: Seneca Nation celebrates after fracking water treatment permits are revoked
Friday April 13th 2018, 5:59 PM

The Seneca Nation of Indians have declared victory after a proposed project to treat fracking wastewater at the headwaters of the Allegheny River was nixed by the local water authority. EHN

previously reported

on the widespread opposition to the project.

On Monday night, the Coudersport Area Municipal Authority

voted unanimously

to terminate its relationship with Pittsburgh-based startup Epiphany Water Solutions, LLC. Epiphany’s proposed facility would have treated up to 42,000 gallons of fracking wastewater per day, which the municipal authority had previously agreed to discharge into the Allegheny River through their sewage treatment plant.

Members of the Seneca Nation of Indians who attended the meeting cheered after the vote.

“Instead of feeling tears of frustration, I’m here with tears of joy,” one member of the Seneca Nation can be seen telling board members of the municipal authority following the vote in a YouTube video posted by the Seneca Nation (below). “I’m 70. I’m a mother. I care for the future of our generations… You all did a great thing today.”

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Why friends and foes of EPA chief Pruitt are so adamant
Friday April 13th 2018, 3:23 PM

Supporters and detractors of Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt agree on this much: He matters.

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Duke University to focus on powering campus with pig waste biogas
Friday April 13th 2018, 3:09 PM

Duke University will indefinitely delay a proposed gas power plant for its campus in Durham, North Carolina, officials announced Friday.

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Canada’s struggling to build oil pipelines, and that’s starting to hurt the industry
Friday April 13th 2018, 3:03 PM

Protests by Canada’s First Nations and opposition from British Columbia have put another planned tar sands pipeline, Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain, in jeopardy.

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Colorado bill aims to protect water near mining operations
Friday April 13th 2018, 1:53 PM

In the wake of the 2015 Gold Mine King spill, the Colorado legislature is considering a bill that aims to ensure better water quality at mines and more financial accountability from companies.

This story

was originally published by

Aspen Journalism


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Despite more than a hundred complaints by residents, Utah regulators still struggle to find wood-smoke offenders
Friday April 13th 2018, 12:52 PM

Holladay resident Nick Smyrniotopoulos has a problem. One of his neighbors has repeatedly reported him for burning trash in violation of state and county air-quality policies — even calling the police and fire department out to his house.

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Utah study: Even slight bump in pollution affects young lungs
Friday April 13th 2018, 12:45 PM

The largest study of its kind tracked more than 100,000 Utah patients and found even a slight uptick in fine particulate pollution triggers childhood lung infections.

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Trudeau summons Notley, Horgan to Ottawa over Kinder Morgan as Quebec groups enter debate
Friday April 13th 2018, 12:34 PM

Trudeau has left Canada for the Summit of Americas in Lima, Peru, but will be returning to Ottawa following that visit to convene a meeting between the B.C. and Alberta premiers on Sunday, April 15, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.

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Climate change is messing with your dinner
Friday April 13th 2018, 12:12 PM

The future of food looks like lots of lobsters, Polish chardonnay and California coffee.

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Climate change causing trees to bloom earlier, researchers say
Friday April 13th 2018, 12:01 PM

Scientists are worried that as temperatures warm, earlier bloom times for trees could put them out of sync with insects they need for pollination.

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The Climate and the Cross: Evangelical Christians debate climate change
Friday April 13th 2018, 11:57 AM

The latest Guardian documentary asks whether a group of Christian Americans might offer salvation for the country’s attitude towards climate change.

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