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Two Dallas-Area Utilities Building $1.9 Billion Pipeline

The two major water suppliers in the Dallas-Fort Worth region will team up to build a $1.9 billion pipeline from East Texas under a plan to survive drought over the next decade.

 

Dallas Water Utilities and the Tarrant Regional Water District in Fort Worth would share the cost of the 179-mile pipeline by issuing tax-exempt bonds. Both water districts enjoy triple-A ratings.

 

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Water, Water Everywhere

When it rains, it drains.

 

That much is simple. But managing storm water is a complex, inexact science and a duty that the state and federal governments have handed cities and counties that discharge water through storm drains into rivers, creeks and streams. Boone County now is pondering a mandatory storm-water ordinance that the Missouri Department of Natural Resources insists is necessary to reduce the amount of storm-water runoff and to decrease erosion and the amount of pollution going into local streams.

 

Source: Columbia Tribune

 

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Everglades Canal Overhaul Faces Obstacles

Of the many engineering atrocities inflicted on the Everglades, the C-111 ranks high on the list. The canal was cut across deep South Miami-Dade in the 1960s for the Aerojet Corp., which was then building moon rocket engines so big they had to be barged.

 

The rocket plant closed decades ago.

 

Source: Miami Herald

 

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Exelon Leaves U.S. Chamber Over Climate Dispute

One of the nation's largest electric utilities, Chicago-based Exelon Corp., won't renew its U.S. Chamber of Commerce membership in a dispute over the business group's position on global warming, a company spokeswoman said today.

Exelon is the third utility to leave the chamber. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and New Mexico-based PNM Resources Inc. announced their departures last week.

Source: New York Times

 

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Bipartisan Senate Group Wants Climate Bill to Boost Natural Gas

A bipartisan group of nine senators is urging Environment and Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) to include a suite of provisions in her upcoming climate bill that would boost natural gas production and use.

 

Boxer plans to introduce her cap-and-trade bill to curb greenhouse gas emissions on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

 

Source: New York Times

 

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