These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week.

  • A plan to remediate a former North Carolina DuPont X-ray film plant is expected to be approved later this month.
  • In Kansas, a couple filed a lawsuit alleging that a neighboring dairy farm contaminated their water supply. The lawsuit seeks $75,000 in damages.
  • One oil pipeline was approved, but another was denied by Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The approved pipeline would move oil from Alberta to the Pacific Coast, where it can more easily reach international buyers.
  • Private capital is no longer being invested in coal, according to a new study. Instead, private capital investments are looking at renewable energy sources like wind and solar.
  • Earlier this year, Oklahoma passed legislation that limited wastewater injection into oil wells. The rate of earthquakes has decreased since the legislation was enacted.
  • Melbourne, Australia’s property prices dipped last month, but the other seven capital cities in the country all saw positive increases in month-over-month comparisons.