- The Utah Attorney General is seeking nearly $2 million to cover the cost of damages and the cleanup of the Gold King Mine spill.
- The proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline could be in jeopardy. Two Canadian officials are expected to discuss the future of the pipeline next week.
- Workers at the Kingston coal ash spill are complaining of health issues. A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of several workers who became ill after working on the cleanup.
- Australia’s first solar-methane plant will use methane from decomposed garbage and solar energy to power about 1,800 homes.
- When an employee moves to begin work on a new hydraulic fracturing operation, the family will often move as well. This can put a unique strain on local school systems, and the economic benefits for the school systems from the fracking operations can be overestimated.
- A proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution could provide relief to property owners if the amendment is approved by voters in November.
- In Michigan, 130 homeowners are suing Ford Motor Co. after a plume of toxic chemicals was found to be moving underground toward several neighborhoods.
- Investments in the U.S. infrastructure, especially from the private sector, is on the decline.
- Officials in Los Angeles are using eminent domain to take over several homes in an area that will soon be developed for the Los Angeles International Airport.
Here are some of the stories we’ve been following this week.