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

Home on the Florida coast. Photo by Sony Ilce-7r. Creative Commons Zero – CC0 Photo courtesy: Max Pixel.

  • Lawmakers continue to work on the details of extending the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program as the April 28 deadline draws closer. The program will end unless Congress decided to re-authorize it.
  • The Keystone XL Pipeline is back on track, but a group of farmers in Nebraska could derail the project if the Nebraska Public Service Commission agrees that the pipeline would cause economic harm to the state’s agricultural industry.
  • Lower-income families living along the proposed border wall route have an ally in a Texas civil rights group that wants to make sure the families are properly compensated if the government uses eminent domain to acquire their land.
  • When New York banned hydraulic fracturing, the mayor’s office expected lawsuits to challenge the law. However, only one lawsuit has been filed aimed at overturning the ban.
  • A family leaving near Dartmouth College reached a settlement with the school after they filed a lawsuit alleging the family’s drinking water was contaminated by a nearby site that was used to dump animals that had been used in science experiments.
  • Coastal homes in Florida could see their property values drop in the future due to climate change. If the waters rise too high, residents’ boats will not be able to sail under the bridges, and sailing is a reason people locate to the coast.
  • Canada’s federal methane regulations may be delayed until 2020, but the government expects the regulations to be fully implemented in 2023.
  • Several lawsuits allege that millions in California could have been drinking water contaminated by substances that are used in two pesticides.
  • Australia-based Carnegie Clean Energy tripled its capital raising to $18 million. The company increased the raise after a positive response to the initial plan.