Republicans controlling a powerful Senate committee moved Thursday to block Obama administration initiatives to curb global warming, issue new clean water rules and regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal land.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration issued new rules Wednesday to protect the nation’s drinking water and clarify which smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands are covered by anti-pollution and development provisions of the Clean Water Act. Continue reading
As clean water regulations become tougher and sewer systems and water treatment plants become outdated, cities are struggling to stay compliant and safe. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien goes underground to discover the many ways America’s sewer systems could be revamped to conserve water and save money. Continue reading
In the coming years, BP will face a complex stew of litigation, fines and penalties stemming from the Gulf oil spill. Continue reading
Special correspondent Hendrick Smith reports on pollution in the Pacific Northwest’s salmon streams four decades after the passage of the Clean Water Act. Smith’s report grew out of research from his recent Frontline project, “Poisoned Waters.” Continue reading
In a landmark decision, a Washington state pollution board has ruled that flow of polluted storm water into local water systems must be reduced. Lee Hochberg reports on the ruling and controversy over the impact of new home developments on the problem. Continue reading
Federal investigators on Monday were considering whether to file charges against crew members of a ship that struck the Bay Bridge on Wednesday, spilling 58,000 gallons of fuel oil into the San Francisco Bay. Continue reading