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Proposed Mine Causes Concern in Birmingham

A water utility and a local conservation group in Birmingham, Ala., are fighting against a proposed strip mine 5.5 miles upstream of the city’s primary drinking water intakes.

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Problems Persist for Rover and Mariner East 2 Pipelines During Construction

Construction of two natural gas pipelines has contaminated wetlands or local drinking water systems. State judges and agencies have halted construction in response.

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Living on Bottled Water

Residents of Belmont, N.C., continue to rely on bottled water, after tests of the drinking wells within 1,000 feet of Duke Energy’s coal ash ponds showed contamination.

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Oak Ridge Pond Clean-Up Underway

Efforts to create a healthier ecosystem in a contaminated pond in Oak Ridge, Tenn., yield encouraging results.

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Intersex Fish Found in N.C. Waterways

Male black bass in the North Carolina waterways are frequently exhibiting female characteristics. These traits are linked to the presence of endocrine disrupting compounds in the water.

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Full Disclosure?

As North Carolina considers its first natural gas drilling rules, a survey of the region shows how states are — and aren’t — regulating fracking.

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Injustices Follow Elk River Chemical Spill

By Kimber Ray For many in West Virginia whose water was contaminated by Freedom Industries this past January, the $11,000 fine issued against the company by federal officials in July demonstrated the failure of state and federal officials to demand

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Underground Controversy: Fracking’s Impact on Clean Water

By Jessica Kennedy Nearly all types of conventional energy have their fair share of controversy, and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to extract natural gas is no different. This highly-profitable process continues to spread while many people call for stricter regulations

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