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  • Central Valley's growing concern: Crops raised with oil field water

     Central Valley's growing concern: Crops raised with oil field water
    Here in California's thirsty farm belt, where pumpjacks nod amid neat rows of crops, it's a proposition that seems to make sense: using treated oil field wastewater to irrigate crops.
  • State IDs faulty tanks; now tank law is being scaled back

    After a 2014 chemical spill polluted drinking water for more than 300,000 people in West Virginia, lawmakers there quickly mandated tighter surveillance of the state's chemical storage tanks. It revealed dozens of tanks that shouldn't have been in service...

    Va. senators, feds announce new measures against oil-by-rail disasters

    Va. senators, feds announce new measures against oil-by-rail disasters
    One year after a train carrying crude oil derailed in Lynchburg en route to a Yorktown terminal, Virginia senators and the Obama administration announced separate measures intended to protect communities from oil-by-rail accidents. On Thursday, Sens....

    Recent oil train crashes in the US and Canada

    Sweeping regulations to boost the safety of trains transporting crude oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids were announced Friday by U.S. and Canadian officials. The long-awaited regulations are a response to a series of oil train accidents in both...

    Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

    Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, April 30 Road-kill deer disposal need not be a huge ordeal With an annual state budget of roughly $35 billion, Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to strike $700,000 from the Department of Natural Resources budget to dispose of...