Environment
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West Virginia spill fallout turns to regulation questions

Environment
by David Sonju
Posted 1/15/14, 02:35 pm

A chemical spill in West Virginia on Thursday left more than 300,000 people without clean tap water for at least five days. Often going without showers, residents in and near Charleston, W.Va., had to use bottled water for essential hygiene and cooking needs during the ban on tap water.

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Ethanol crops take over hunting grounds

Environment
by David Sonju
Posted 12/04/13, 03:40 pm

The government-driven demand for corn ethanol is ruffling feathers with another government program intended to preserve prairie and wildlife habitat. The result? A bird-hunting industry that’s going down.

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GAO: Great Lakes cleanup is a mess

Environment
by David Sonju
Posted 11/12/13, 02:21 pm

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report Friday criticizing a $1.3 billion federal program to clean up the Great Lakes. The GAO claims that without adequate assessments to measure performance, it’s hard to know whether the money was well spent.

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