Environmental Protection


Point Carbon: ExxonMobil Most Exposed under Cap and Trade

Calculating carbon cost to the largest emitters of greenhouse gases, Point Carbon says Southern is most vulnerable and Exelon more prosperous.

Washington Ups Discharge Permit Fees 9.8% Through 2011

The Department of Ecology's fee increase will affect dairies, boatyards, aquatic pest control operations and other holders of municipal, industrial, and stormwater permits.

$2 B in ARRA Funds for Drinking Water Is Small Part of Market

McIlvaine report tracks the needs of water facilities across the country ─American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding or not.

NSF Certifies First Brass Ingot to Standard for Drinking Water

Certification of California Metal–X casting ingot to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 demonstrates compliance with California lead laws.

California Water Package Just Start of Work Ahead

Lawmakers must convince voters to approve $11 billion bond to help finance overhaul of California's infrastructure.

PET Groups Say 2008 Recycling at 27%

Report shows polyethylene terephthalate container recycling rate is up for fifth year.

USGS Says Atlanta Flooding Was Off the Charts

Rains in Atlanta, Ga., returned Lake Lanier and Allatoona Lake to pre-drought levels, creating flooding that overtopped stream gages.

EPA Orders Oregon Ranch Owner to Finish Hazardous Waste Cleanup

Dennis Beetham and D.B. Western will be liable for the cleanup of hazardous waste at the ranch ─ whether he does it or the feds do, EPA says.

Brendan Soustal

Case Study: MidCoast Water Manages GIS

With the help of Autodesk Topobase software, an Australian water organization integrates its geographic information system and improves workflow.

Alabama Grease Haulers Charged for Dumping into Mobile Sewers

Grand jury indicts DHS Inc. and its top officials for numerous violations of the Clean Water Act.

Kashless.org and RecycleBank Promote Online 'Recycling'

Users can earn discounts, gift cards with Kashless Rewards.

Wilbur-Ellis Fined for Not Putting PPE Rules on Pesticide Label

EPA says agricultural products distributor should pay $99,600 for 21 alleged violations.

Judge Rules against SNWA Groundwater Plan

The Southern Nevada Water Authority may appeal a recent court decision on a state engineer's approval of the authority's application to tap rural groundwater supplies.

Lithuania Adopts Andra's Radioactive Waste Disposal Concept

Andra signed a commercial contract with Lithuania in the framework of a consortium led by Areva TA.

Luminant Wins Award for Mine Reclamation Program

U.S. Department of the Interior describes company program as a "model for others."

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