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Gas driller pleads no contest to polluting town's water

MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s most active gas driller pleaded no contest Tuesday to criminal charges, capping a landmark environmental case against a company that prosecutors say polluted a rural community’s drinking water 14 years ago and then tried to evade responsibility. Residents of the tiny crossroads of Dimock in northeastern Pennsylvania say they have gone more than a decade without a clean, reliable source of drinking water after their aquifer was ruined by Houston-based Coterra Energy Inc. Under a plea deal entered in Susquehanna County Court, Coterra agreed to pay $16.29 million to fund construction of a new public water system and pay the impacted residents’ water bills for the next 75 years. “After more than decade of denials, of shirking responsibility and accountability, Coterra pleaded to their crime, and the people of Dimock finally had their day in court,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro, the state’s incoming governor, said outside the courtroom. “Today is further proof that you don’t get to just walk away from the harm you do here in Pennsylvania.”
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How much will the interim stipulated order cost the city of Jackson?

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - If approved by a judge, the interim stipulated order could cost the city of Jackson around $38.8 million over the next year. Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice submitted a proposed stipulated order to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. The order,...

Commissioners in Brooke County approved seventh water and sewer project for ARPA funds

BROOKE COUNTY, W.Va. — Commissioners in Brooke County have approved their seventh water and sewer project for American Rescue Plan Act funds. The Brooke Hancock Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission and Region 11 Planning and Development Council requested immediate funding of $986,500 for the Hammond PSD water system improvements. The...

There is a growing need for sustainable water in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - South Dakota’s population continues to increase and so are the needs for future water sources. With frequent drought conditions and water becoming unsustainable, Western Dakota Regional Water System held their second annual conference Tuesday. WDRWS gathered in New Underwood to discuss the future water needs of communities in the Black Hills.

Critical plumbing maintenance could save you hundreds this winter

SAN ANTONIO – Taking a few minutes and spending a few bucks to winterize pipes could save you hundreds of dollars. Master plumber Brad Harrell said the number one mistake customers make each winter is failing to winterize their outdoor pipes ahead of a freeze. “This is definitely the...
The Suburban Times

Maintenance work brings daytime ramp closures in Tacoma through Dec. 1

TACOMA – Daytime travelers who use Interstate 5 ramps in Tacoma will want to plan for extra travel time. Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close lanes and ramps to maintain drainage and storm water systems, and repair signs. Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3...
WWAY NewsChannel 3

PFAS contamination and well sampling info session held in Riegelwood

RIEGELWOOD, NC (WWAY) — The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality came to Columbus County on Tuesday night to talk about PFAS and well sampling. Michael Scott, director of the North Carolina Division of Waste Management, explained what PFAS and GenX are and the potential outcomes of the well sampling, as well as the progress of the sampling since it began earlier this year.