Wastewater District Can’t Dodge Hazardous Waste Storage Claims

A private wastewater-treatment company received a severe legal defeat from a California appeals court on Thursday, meaning it will remain on the hook for criminal violations connected to a hazardous-waste explosion at its Ventura County location in 2014.

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EPA Rebuked for Resistance to Public Input on Clean Power Plan Repeal

The Trump administration has little interest in hearing dissenting opinions — or scientific facts — as it moves to repeal an Obama-era initiative intended to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, officials from New York and Connecticut said during a public hearing on Wednesday.

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SoCalGas Pegs Cost of 2015 Leak at $841M and Counting

The 2015 blowout at an LA-area natural gas storage facility that displaced thousands of residents will cost Southern California Gas Company an estimated $841 million, according to a quarterly earnings report from the company – which said the leak generated more than 300 lawsuits involving over 43,800 plaintiffs.

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