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  • Vote Sends Lake Michigan Water Outside the Great Lakes Basin

    07/15/2016 10:14:35 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 35 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/10/2016 | Derek Draplin
    An agreement approved Tuesday by a multi-state governmental body known as the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council will allow the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin to draw millions of gallons of water a day from Lake Michigan. Waukesha, a city of 70,000 located 20 miles west of Milwaukee, lies in the Mississippi River Basin, just outside the Great Lakes Basin. Gov. Rick Snyder sent a representative to vote in favor of the unprecedented plan at a hearing in Chicago Tuesday afternoon. A veto by any state in the Council would have derailed Waukesha’s plan. Great Lakes Basin The...
  • Hillary Clinton: Trump Could Use IRS To Punish Opponents

    07/13/2016 10:59:43 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 138 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 13, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    At a campaign event in Springfield, Illinois Wednesday afternoon presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton warned Donald Trump would use the military and IRS "to go after his critics and opponents."
  • Rio and the Joys of Multiculturalism and Identity Politics

    07/09/2016 12:35:40 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/16 | Jim O'Neill
    Who knows how liberals come up with wonderful ideas like Multiculturalism and Identity Politics I recently read about how early-arriving Olympic contestants in Brazil are complaining about the condition of the waters they train by and in—oil slicks, the odd body part, mosquitoes, “superbugs” and such—picky, picky, picky. It struck me how opposed to the spirit of multiculturalism such provincial and benighted attitudes are—how xenophobic, how paternalistic, how…white. Which led me to think about Kanye West’s recent request that Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and other “white” publications stop commenting on black music. Right on Kanye!
  • EPA has not punished anyone for toxic spill at Colorado mine

    12/10/2015 7:41:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/10/2015 | Rick Moran
    A short history of Obama administration accountability: 1. No one fired at ATF or the Justice Department over Fast and Furious gun walking scandal 2. No one fired at IRS, two employees temporarily demoted over targeting scandal 3. Only 6 managers at the VA fired or allowed to resign over falsifying wait time records 4. No HHS employee fired over Obamacare exchange fiasco 5. No senior officers have been demoted or removed from CENTCOM for "cooking the books" on ISIS intelligence 6.. No EPA employee disciplined for toxic spill at Colorado mine As for that last scandal, Interior Secretary Sally...
  • 3D printed ion exchange membranes could improve energy, water purification, and more

    06/30/2016 2:05:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    3Ders ^ | June 2, 2016
    Penn State researchers have used a custom 3D photolithographic process similar to stereolithography to 3D print micro-patterned anion exchange membranes. The membranes, patterned for improved performance, could be used in energy, water purification, desalination, and other applications. Although they might resemble small pieces of run-of-the-mill kitchen plastic wrap, ion exchange membranes play a vital role several different practical processes. The thin, flat polymer sheets can be used in fuel cells and batteries, while food processing, heavy metals removal, and water purification can also benefit from the membranes. While these polymer membranes have traditionally been made flat and smooth, scientists have...
  • Warning: House office water tainted with lead

    06/29/2016 8:33:52 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Warning: House office water tainted with lead By Rachael Bade and Jake Sherman 06/28/16 07:37 PM EDT A House office’s water supply has been tainted by high lead levels and may be unsafe, according to a warning blasted out to congressional offices Tuesday night. In a “dear colleagues” letter, House office buildings superintendent William Weidemeyer told members and staff that the Cannon House Office Building was experiencing lead levels above normal, according to a recent water test. “This week, the AOC received results within the Cannon House Office Building that indicate lead levels in drinking water sources are slightly above...
  • Israel brings water to feckless California

    01/11/2016 10:02:00 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/11/2016 | Karin McQuillan
    California has put the green lobby elite ahead of the normal human need for water, building no new reservoirs in decades and diverting the water of the Central Valley to flow to sea in order to protect a locally endangered smelt. Now an Israeli company is coming to the rescue of San Diego County, soon to be providing 10% of their water and creating 2,500 jobs through state-of-the-art reverse-osmosis technology. IDE Technologies dedicated the largest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere on Monday ..quenching the thirst of roughly 10 percent of San Diego County... The plant, which will be operated...
  • Even in 2015, the New York Times is still pretending that desalination does not exist

    04/06/2015 3:51:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 44 replies
    wordpress ^ | April 6, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Even in 2015, the New York Times is still pretending that desalination does not exist The New York Times just published this article on California’s water shortage:California Drought Tests History of Endless GrowthA punishing drought is forcing a reconsideration of whether the aspiration of untrammeled growth that has for so long been the state’s engine has run against the limits of nature.April 4, 2015LOS ANGELES — For more than a century, California has been the state where people flocked for a better life — 164,000 square miles of mountains, farmland and coastline, shimmering with ambition and...
  • Report: Desalination Could Exacerbate Climate Change (Enviro BANANA nuts)

    06/22/2007 5:17:07 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies · 595+ views
    Water and Wastewater News ^ | June 22, 2007 | World Wildlife Federation
    Making drinking water out of sea water is a growing trend, but the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) says it is a potential threat to the environment that also could exacerbate climate change. The global review of desalination plants worldwide: "Making water: Desalination -- option or distraction for a thirsty world?" -- states that some of the driest and thirstiest places are turning to desalination. These include regions where water problems affect large, populous areas -- Australia, the Middle East, Spain, the United Kingdom and United States, with India and China following suit. "Desalinating the sea is an expensive, energy-intensive and...
  • Huge 'Ocean' Discovered Inside Earth

    03/02/2007 3:27:53 PM PST · by presidio9 · 25 replies · 650+ views
    Live Science ^ | 03/02/07
    Scientists scanning the deep interior of Earth have found evidence of a vast water reservoir beneath eastern Asia that is at least the volume of the Arctic Ocean. The discovery marks the first time such a large body of water has found in the planet’s deep mantle. The finding, made by Michael Wysession, a seismologist at Washington State University in St. Louis, and his former graduate student Jesse Lawrence, now at the University of California, San Diego, will be detailed in a forthcoming monograph to be published by the American Geophysical Union. Looking down deep The pair analyzed more than...
  • Huge Aquifers Discovered Deep Under Drought-Stricken California

    06/28/2016 4:58:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 86 replies
    discover ^ | 06/27/2016 | Nathaniel Scharping
    The researchers compiled data from the California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, which tracks oil and gas wells around the state. Researchers determined if water had been detected while drilling, and also gathered data about depth, salinity and pressure. After looking at 360 oil and gas fields spread across eight counties, the researchers say that they’ve documented a trove of fresh water just over half the size of Lake Michigan hidden in California’s bedrock 1,000 to nearly 10,000 feet below the surface. This is almost three times more groundwater than what was indicated in previous studies, many conducted...
  • EPA spends millions on military-style weapons, watchdog group reports

    10/10/2015 10:56:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    The Environmental Protection Agency has spent millions of dollars over the last decade on military-style weapons to arm its 200 “special agents” to fight environmental crime. Among the weapons purchased are guns, body armor, camouflage equipment, unmanned aircraft, amphibious assault ships, radar and night-vision gear and other military-style weaponry and surveillance activities, according to a new report by the watchdog group Open the Books. “Protecting the environment just got real. With millions of dollars spent on military style weaponry, the EPA is now literally ensconced with all institutional force,” said Adam Andrzejewski, founder of Open the Books and the author...
  • Obama Saving Lady Liberty from Imaginary Global Warming

    06/23/2016 9:29:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/16 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile it’s not safe for anybody now that Barry’s come out of the school bathroom and into the parkland The Pirate in the Oval Office is not only fleecing American citizens out of more than 265 million acres of public lands and waters, he’s rubbing their noses in his park acquisition on his way out of the door. Barack ‘Captain-Kidd-you-not” Obama spent Father’s Day weekend hanging out in the park.
  • Feds say everyone in Flint can drink filtered tap water

    06/23/2016 9:22:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2016 12:20 PM EDT
    The federal government says filtered tap water is safe for everyone in Flint, Michigan, lifting a recommendation that pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under 6 drink only bottled water to avoid lead exposure. The announcement Thursday is based on tests of filters that have been distributed for months for free by the state of Michigan and the federal government. The Environmental Protection Agency says the filters remove or reduce lead to well below the action level of 15 parts per billion. …
  • Get Ready to March For … Nuclear Energy? (San Francisco)

    06/21/2016 2:26:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Tue, Jun 21, 2016 | Max DeNike
    March for Environmental Hope A real thing, Jimmy. If truth is stranger than fiction, it should come as no surprise that Friday marks the start of the first-ever pro-nuclear power march — probably in world history — and it all starts in San Francisco. The March for Environmental Hope, a four-day trek from the City by the Bay to Sacramento, is being pitched as a family-friendly event — and in this case that means more than funnel cakes and bounce houses. Organizers are hoping to tug on the collective heart strings of America by making this about the children, as...
  • Pro-Nuclear March In San Francisco To Protest Closing Of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

    06/21/2016 2:26:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 21, 2016 | James Conca
    Now that many environmentalists and climate scientists have realized that nuclear energy is essential for addressing global warming, a coalition of environmental groups is sponsoring a multi-day March for Environmental Hope in California in support of nuclear power
  • Blackouts Loom With California In Power Grid Emergency: "Customers Should Expect 14 Days Without..."

    06/21/2016 1:33:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 73 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | June 20, 2016
    The entire Los Angeles metropolitan area and most of Southern California can expect blackouts this summer. The power grid is under direct threat as a result of the unprecedented, but little reported, massive natural gas leaks at Alisco Canyon that was ongoing for four months as an intense summer heat wave sets in. According to Reuters: California will have its first test of plans to keep the lights on this summer… With record-setting heat and air conditioning demand expected in Southern California, the state’s power grid operator issued a so-called "flex alert," urging consumers to conserve energy to help prevent...
  • “World’s First 24/7 Solar Power Plant Powers 75,000 Homes” for 3 hours per day.

    06/21/2016 11:11:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 6/21/2016 | David Middleton
    While the production will almost certainly improve this summer, “SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes Project in Tonopah, Nevada [isn’t even] quietly providing clean, green solar energy to 75,000 homes in the Silver State even when the sun [is] shining”… The average U.S. residential utility customer uses about 900 kWh per month. 75,000 homes * 900 KWh/month = 67,500,000 kWh/month = 67,500 MWh/month In its best month so far, Crescent Dunes generated 9,095 MWh… About 3 hours of electricity per day for 75,000 homes. This is the Venezuela version of 24/7 /SARC.
  • Greenpeace co-founder pens treatise on the positive effects of CO2 – says there is no crisis

    06/20/2016 6:59:33 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 27 replies
    Watts up With That ^ | 6/20/2016 | Anthony Watts
    Dr. Patrick Moore sent me this last week, and after reading it, I agree with him in his initial note to me that This is probably the most important paper I will ever write. Moore looks at the historical record of CO2 in our atmosphere and concludes that we came dangerously close to losing plant life on Earth about 18,000 years ago, when CO2 levels approached 150 ppm, below which plant life can’t sustain photosynthesis. He notes: A 140 million year decline in CO2 to levels that came close to threatening the survival of life on Earth can hardly be...
  • House Science Panel Turns Up Heat on State AGs Over Ties to Climate Change Activists

    06/20/2016 9:52:42 AM PDT · by milton23 · 7 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/20/2016 | Kevin Mooney
    House Republicans are pressing efforts to safeguard the First Amendment rights of scientific skeptics who dissent from what they consider the Obama administration’s alarmist position on climate change, according to letters to 17 state attorneys general. The series of letters, sent Friday and signed by 19 of the 22 Republican members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, renew an earlier request to the state attorneys general for information detailing their communications with environmental organizations. They also ask for communications between employees for the state attorneys general and the Justice Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, or the White House.
  • Obama Falsely Links Fires to Climate Change at Yosemite

    06/19/2016 8:25:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 67 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/19/2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama used his visit to Yosemite National Park on Saturday to tout his administration’s environmental record and to warn Americans about the dangers of climate change — albeit with false information. “Fires are raging across the west right now … all while it’s still really early in the season,” he said in a speech at the park, according to the Los Angeles Times. Obama joins California Governor Jerry Brown in making a spurious connection between wildfires and climate change that scientists have long since rejected.
  • Massachusetts AG Investigating Conservative Groups With Ties to ExxonMobil

    06/15/2016 2:15:49 PM PDT · by milton23 · 22 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/15/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is now the latest state prosecutor to start investigating conservative groups with supposed ties to ExxonMobil, after she issued a subpoena for 40 years of internal company documents and communications with a handful of think tanks. Healey’s office subpoenaed Exxon as part of a multi-state effort among liberal attorneys general to investigate Exxon for allegedly trying to cover up global warming science. Healey charges that the oil giant lied to shareholders and consumers about the risks of global warming in its communications and shareholder filings, according to a copy of the subpoena obtained by The...
  • GlobalWarming Skeptic Receives Subpoena From Mass. AG & Sends Back Unsparing Three-Word Response

    06/16/2016 12:27:27 PM PDT · by GraceG · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dave Urbanski
    So you’re a global warming skeptic, author, philosopher and think tank creator who champions the use of fossil fuels. Then you get subpoenaed by the Massachusetts attorney general over your think-tank’s supposed ties to ExxonMobil — the claim being that the oil giant allegedly attempted to cover up global warming science. And how did Alex Epstein, author of “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels,” respond to Maura Healey’s subpoena on Wednesday? " F---- Off, Fascist"
  • Judge nixes 'ridiculous' EPA request to block testimony in coal case

    06/17/2016 11:41:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2016 | Timothy Cama
    A federal judge ruled Friday that a lobbyist and former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official can testify for a coal company in its lawsuit against the agency. The EPA had sought to block Jeff Holmstead, who led the EPA’s air pollution office under then-President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, from appearing as an expert witness in Murray Energy Corp.’s case. The agency argued that Holmstead’s time at the EPA is a significant conflict of interest and his testimony would amount to little more than unreliable legal conclusions. The EPA “effectively argues that, because Mr. Holmstead once worked at...
  • Cuomo Administration Knew Upstate Residents Were Being Poisoned … And Did Nothing

    06/08/2016 7:27:11 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 31 replies
    The Mental Recession ^ | 06/08/2016 | Rusty Weiss
    New reports indicate the Cuomo administration tried to subvert information about a cancer-causing chemical in the water supply of the town of Hoosick Falls … and nobody seems all that concerned. Documents obtained by Politico show the New York State Department of Health dismissing warnings from the EPA, and refusing to alert residents of the very dangerous situation. Over a year ago, health department officials issued a ‘fact sheet’ indicating that “health effects are not expected to occur from normal use of the water” within days of a contradictory declaration by the EPA which advised residents not to drink or...
  • Hillary Clinton steers clear of water controversy in Fresno

    06/05/2016 10:13:44 AM PDT · by Mariner · 53 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | June 5th, 2016 | By David Siders
    FRESNO Touching down in Fresno one week ago, Donald Trump offered a standard Republican critique of California’s water shortage – that it is, as legions of roadside banners here proclaim, the “man-made” result of environmental policies restricting water flows. Then he barreled further, declaring “there is no drought.” But if exaggeration is Trump’s style, Hillary Clinton’s would appear to be avoidance. The Democratic presidential frontrunner, campaigning in Fresno on Saturday, localized her longstanding criticism of Trump’s plan to deport undocumented immigrants living in the United States, pledging to make sure “that 1.2 million farmworkers in California will not be rounded...
  • Federal Government Threatens: “A Gigantic Grab of All Water Rights in the United States”

    06/05/2016 3:48:43 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 6/4/2016 | Jerimiah Johnson
    You may recall, Readers, that I penned a couple of pieces detailing the CKST (Confederated Kootenai & Salish Tribes) Water Compact last March in 2015. To refresh in brief, the Water Compact gives the Indian Tribes the water rights to all surface and subsurface water in almost all of Western Montana, to include Flathead Lake. The problem: these water rights are all off-reservation. That’s right. The Democratic-controlled State Senate, House of Representatives, and Governor of Montana voted this into law. Everyone is to receive a water meter on their well. All revenues will go to “the Tribes” as stipulated by...
  • The Columbia River Treaty could mean the death of Idaho

    06/04/2016 3:59:20 PM PDT · by Twotone · 29 replies
    Idahoans for Liberty ^ | June 2, 2016 | Karen Schumacher
    With the new United Nations (UN) and federal government grand plan to steal what remains of our land through the ruse of ecosystem management, there is one grand daddy that will take all of Idaho in one fell swoop. In 1944 the United States and Canada began talks to jointly manage the Columbia River which crossed the border. Both came to an agreement in 1961 creating a treaty that would provide flood control, generate hydropower, and meet irrigation needs. This treaty, known as the ColumbiaTreaty, was finalized in 1961 and implemented in 1964. Because the river crossed borders, called transboundary,...
  • Trump: ‘There is no drought’: Accuses California officials of denying water to farmers

    05/28/2016 8:42:12 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 94 replies
    The San Mateo Daily Journal ^ | May 28, 2016 | AP
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told California voters Friday that he can solve their water crisis, declaring, “There is no drought.” Speaking at a rally in Fresno, Calif., Trump accused state officials of denying water to Central Valley farmers so they can send it out to sea “to protect a certain kind of three-inch fish.” “We’re going to solve your water problem. You have a water problem that is so insane. It is so ridiculous where they’re taking the water and shoving it out to sea,” Trump said to cheers at a rally that drew thousands.
  • Trump Tells California 'There Is No Drought'

    05/27/2016 5:44:22 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 69 replies
    AP ^ | May 27 2016 | AP
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told California voters Friday that he can solve their water crisis, declaring, "There is no drought." Speaking at a rally in Fresno, Calif., Trump accused state officials of denying water to Central Valley farmers so they can send it out to sea "to protect a certain kind of three-inch fish
  • Dark Money in Science

    05/27/2016 8:20:27 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 27, 2016 | Kallina Crompton
    Just a few months ago, mothers in Flint, Michigan prohibited their kids from taking baths after actor Mark Ruffalo claimed the city's water contained dangerous levels of chloroform. Virginia Tech Professor Marc Edwards, who initially blew the whistle on the Flint water lead-poisoning, compared the incident to "someone shouting fire in a crowded movie theater." "Mr. Ruffalo became an opportunist, a pseudo-scientist, and he started telling people outrageous things," said Marc Edwards. "He claimed that you could breathe lead through the water in the showers… and that they found dangerous chemicals in Flint water heaters." Although at first the Professor...
  • Water and the Climate Change Industry

    05/26/2016 7:01:30 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Progressives and the U.N. are obsessed with water, among many other things, as a way to control what people do “The water you drink today has likely been around in one form or another since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, hundreds of millions of years ago.”– National Geographic “Water which is too pure has no fish.” - Anonymous Water is life and it is recyclable, covering 70 percent of our planet; 2.5 percent is fresh water and “only 1 percent is easily accessible, the rest is trapped in glaciers and snowfields.” National Geographic noted that freshwater is in crisis because levels...
  • Fight over LGBT rights scuttles energy spending bill

    05/26/2016 5:07:18 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 24 replies
    CBS 5 AZ ^ | 26 MAY 2016 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A $37 billion bill to fund the Energy Department and water projects has crashed in the House, scuttled by a fight over LGBT rights.
  • North Dakota Spill Leaks 120,000 Gallons of Oil & Wastewater

    05/23/2016 10:00:22 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 14 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 23-05-2016 | Farmer
    A site run by Denbury Onshore LLC in southwestern North Dakota has spilled more than 120,000 gallons of oil and wastewater into pastureland after a mechanical failure. Some estimated 17,000 gallons of oil and 105,000 gallons of drilling wastewater containing saltwater and chemicals leaked into pastureland near the city of Marmarth when a tank sensor failed, news agencies quoted state regulators as saying. The tank overflowed on Wednesday, and by Friday, workers were excavating the affected pastureland, which is being equated to the size of a football field.
  • Why all the Hillary haters?

    05/23/2016 7:22:12 AM PDT · by Mariner · 104 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | May 23rd, 2015 | By Jack Ohman
    In this year of political rage, one aspect that baffles me somewhat is the absolute, electrified, apoplectic, blurred-vision hatred of Hillary Clinton. Nor do I get the similar outrage expressed about President Barack Obama, who in Comment Section World makes Donald Trump look like a lovable Disney character. I can only ascribe this Rage Against the Clinton Machine to misogyny. Yeah. I said it (send enraged emails to my boss, Dan Morain at dmorain@sacbee.com). Looking back on political figures, I can truly say that there are only a handful of people I could really get vein-popping angry about. â–Ş Sarah...
  • Lake Mead declines to lowest level in history

    05/22/2016 7:15:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    The Desert Sun | May 20, 2016 | Ian James
    Link only per agreement with Gannett
  • Top Thirteen Reasons We Need Trump’s Ability To Say “You’re Fired”

    05/21/2016 8:47:48 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-21-2016 | MOTUS
    Tyler O’Neil gives us a list of the Top Thirteen Incompetent Failures in the Obama Administration. I’m not sure how he narrowed it down, but here it is, presumably starting with the least of the incompetents and counting down to the most incompetent. Ben "The Aspiring Novelist Who Became Obama's Foreign-Policy Guru" Rhodes. Makes sense he would land a gig with "the Aspiring Singer, Basketball Player, Community Organizer Who Became President. Tommy “Dude, that was like 2 years ago” Vietor. The former press van driver who became National Security Council spokesman and special assistant to the president (and beer pong...
  • Fixing Flint With Tough Love

    05/17/2016 4:49:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 17,2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    You’ve probably never heard of Sebring, Ohio. Despite tainted water, which the EPA knew about for months before the public did, shipments of water bottles for the angry residents, two EPA employees being put on leave, and all the other elements of a scandal, it was missing something.
  • Wyoming rancher beats EPA in pond fight

    05/09/2016 9:25:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    WND ^ | 5/9/2016 | Bob Unruh
    $16 million in fines dropped, threats canceled. A Wyoming rancher threatened by the Environmental Agency with $16 million fines for getting a state permit and building a stock pond on his ranch has reached a settlement that will have the fines go away and he’ll keep his stock pond. WND reported in 2015 on a lawsuit filed on behalf of Fort Bridger, Wyoming, rancher Andy Johnson by officialsl with the Pacific Legal Foundation seeking to vindicate his property rights. The lawsuit explained federal law clearly exempts stock ponds from the rules of the EPA, which had filed a compliance order...
  • Governor Orders Permanent Drought Measures for California

    05/09/2016 2:33:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jonathan Lloyd
    Gov. Jerry Brown's executive order requires cities and towns to continue monthly reporting of water useGov. Jerry Brown ordered California to permanently follow some conservation measures taken during the state's drought. Brown's order on Monday came as water officials considering whether to ease a 20 percent conservation order for cities and towns. The order does not set a mandatory percentage for saving water. Any changes proposed on Monday would likely go before the State Water Resources Control Board on May 18.
  • Who is Blocking 29 Million People in Los Angeles From Getting Water, and Why?

    05/02/2016 9:16:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/02/16 | Katy Grimes
    Who is behind these non-profit groups, and The Curious Tale of Gerald Meral In my last article, Why Can’t California Farmers Get the Water They Need?, exposed were Gov. Brown’s appointees at the State Water Resources Control Board who ordered the release of massive amounts of water from the New Melones Reservoir and Lake Tulloch, to save a dozen fish, and Gov. Brown who has systematically booted a number of qualified people off of the California Water Commission, the body that decides how to spend $2.7 billion in Prop. 1 Water Bond water storage money. Now we all need to...
  • EPA Refuses to Pay Damages for Its Toxic Spill [semi-satire]

    05/01/2016 10:40:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 May 2016 | John Semmens
    Colorado Republicans blasted the EPA after an agency official refused to cover the full cost of damages done by the EPA’s release of toxic sludge from the Gold King Mine last August contaminated water supplies in Colorado and New Mexico after spreading from the Animas River to the San Juan River. EPA official Bill Murray explained that “people need to understand that when we took responsibility for the spill we were making a moral statement, not agreeing to compensate anyone for any injuries suffered. The government has ‘sovereign immunity’ and cannot be held liable without its consent. Obviously, we are...
  • Why Can’t California Farmers Get the Water They Need?

    05/01/2016 5:30:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 47 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/01/16 | Katy Grimes
    Who is blocking 29 million in Los Angeles from getting water, and why Despite some nice rainfall this year, the more than two dozen State Water Contractors throughout the state have been told to expect 45 percent water allocations. A recent Daily Democrat article said 100 percent water supply is probably not even possible for many areas, and estimated that 60-70 percent of water supplies through the two state aqueducts could be as good as it gets. Special: Christie Brinkley's New Wrinkle Remover! 15 Years Younger For $5 While recent rain has helped greatly, state water officials say it’s not...
  • Saudi Arabia’s water minister sacked after complaints over tariffs (water crisis)

    04/29/2016 9:52:23 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    The National (UAE) ^ | April 24, 2016
    Saudi Arabia’s water minister sacked after complaints over tariffs April 24, 2016 Updated: April 24, 2016 07:10 PM RIYADH // Saudi Arabia’s King Salman fired the water and electricity minister following public complaints over a surge in prices less than six months after the government cut generous utility subsidies. Agriculture minister Abdel Rahman Al Fadhli will take over the water and electricity post from Abdullah Al Hasin, the official Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday, citing a royal decree. Saudis turned to social media to express their anger after the increase in prices of water and the consumer protection association...
  • New ad rips Cruz and Trump as “dangerous” on climate change

    04/29/2016 7:24:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 28, 2016 | Joe Garofoli
    Not only will Burlingame be the center of the Republican political universe for three days starting Friday, when White House presidential hopefuls Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich speak at the state Republican Convention, but some Democrats are taking advantage of the media spotlight shining on California, too. Billionaire San Francisco environmental activist Tom Steyer launched an 30-second ad Thursday ripping Cruz and Trump for their dubious attitudes toward climate change and urging people to vote against them. On Monday, the former hedge fund manager has announced his NextGen Climate Action super PAC would spend $25 million this year...
  • Bizarre fourth state of water discovered

    04/28/2016 6:22:09 AM PDT · by Hostage · 56 replies
    gizmag ^ | April 26, 2016 | Michael Franco
    You already know that water can have three states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. But scientists at the Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) have discovered that when it's put under extreme pressure in small spaces, the life-giving liquid can exhibit a strange fourth state known as tunneling. The water under question was found in super-small six-sided channels in the mineral beryl, which forms the basis for the gems aquamarine and emerald. The channels measure only about five atoms across and function basically as cages that can each trap one water molecule. What the researchers found was that in this...
  • Lawyers file claim EPA Michigan water crisis

    04/27/2016 1:03:53 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 12 replies
    Lawyers for residents of Flint, Michigan, have filed a $220.2 million damages claim alleging negligence on the part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contributed to dangerous lead levels in the city's water supply. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Michael Pitt said his firm Royal Oak, Michigan's Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, along with others, had filed an administrative complaint on Monday with the EPA alleging injuries to over 500 people. They said they would file a similar complaint next week covering 250 more Flint residents. Federal law requires that such complaints be filed as precursors to actual lawsuits...
  • New State of Water Molecule Discovered by federal researchers

    04/25/2016 8:48:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    UPI ^ | April 25, 2016 | Brooks Hays
    "This is in complete disagreement with accepted models based on the energies of its vibrational modes," said lead researcher Alexander Kolesnikov.Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have observed water molecules behaving unlike gas, liquid or solid states. Researchers discovered the new state while subjecting water molecules to extreme confinement. When water molecules were pushed into nanoscale tubes or channels in the mineral beryl, the water molecules become delocalized around a ring, with each molecule adopting "an unusual double top-like shape." Researchers described the new molecular state in the journal Physical Review Letters. "This means that the...
  • McDonald’s customer charged with ROBBERY for putting soda in a water cup

    04/21/2016 10:30:13 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 45 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | April 21, 2016 | Chris Summers
    A McDonald’s customer has been charged with robbery after he emptied a cup of water and filled it up with soda from a machine in a restaurant in Arkansas. Cody Morris, 18, and two pals went to a drive-thru in Springdale and and asked for large cups of water. But they then parked their car and dumped their cups before filling them up with soda. [snip] But Morris reversed his car and drove off, allegedly hitting the manager as he made his getaway. Police arrested Morris at a nearby bowling alley. It is unclear if he will face any charges...
  • California Water Districts Say Drought Emergency Ended, Expected to Relax Conservation Measures

    04/20/2016 4:02:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    California water districts large and small are expected to urge regulators on Wednesday to toss out or significantly relax emergency drought orders requiring residents to take shorter showers and let their lawns turn brown. Strict orders remain in place, despite significantly more rain and snow this winter flowing into California reservoirs, easing five years of drought, local water officials say. Continuing to ask Californians to sustain "heroic water conservation efforts" that don't reflect healthier water supplies today could erode the officials' credibility with residents when they're called upon next time to make sacrifices, David Bolland, special projects manager for the...