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How pesticides, road salt threaten Maine’s water supply

The amount of road salt being using, coupled with leaking old septic systems and an increased use of fertilizers and pesticides to kill ticks and mosquitoes and manage invasive plants, are among the greatest threats to future water supply.

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N.C. Gov. Cooper issues environmental justice order, says it will "last beyond this administration"

On Tuesday Gov. Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 292, “Advancing Environmental Justice for North Carolina.”
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Gas stations are leaking underground

Gas stations caused a $20 billion toxic mess — and it’s not going away, Kate Yoder writes for Grist in a story co-published with Crosscut
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Gas stations are leaking underground

Gas stations caused a $20 billion toxic mess — and it’s not going away.
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The nonprofits cleaning up the oil and gas industry’s ‘dirty little secret’

More than a million abandoned wells are found throughout the country. Charities have popped up to help deal with the massive problem.

Big Pharma is flooding Puerto Rico with toxic waste

Big Pharma is flooding Puerto Rico with toxic waste

Dead livestock, cancer, arsenic in your water—that'll be $100 billion in tax breaks, please.
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Critics push for coal ash cleanup as state panel considers Georgia Power 12% rate hike

Regulators to vote July 21 on Georgia Power's energy plans for coal plants, solar power that will impact air and water quality
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