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

  • Hydraulic fracturing operations could be up and running in the county of North Yorkshire in England by the end of the year.
  • An oil train project proposed in Vancouver is the only one of its kind in the state of Washington.
  • Flooding from Hurricane Harvey damaged oil storage tanks in Texas. Officials are not able to determine how much oil was spilled, and they are waiting on the waters to recede before assessing the situation.
  • Property affected by Hurricane Harvey is estimated at more than $23 billion. However, that estimate only covers two counties in Texas. The total amount of property affected is expected to rise in the coming weeks.
  • A federal judge has ruled that it was illegal for the Trump administration to delay implementing a rule from former Obama’s presidency.
  • Investors in an EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program project will have to wait longer to see if they will be able to recover any of the nearly $19 million they lost. The investors are in court over the failed economic development project.
  • Fremont, Nebraska could use eminent domain to acquire land near a wastewater treatment facility to be used for an industrial waste lagoon.
  • Environmental groups filed a lawsuit to stop the expansion of the Chiquita Canyon Landfill in Santa Clarita, California.
  • A developer is suing city officials in New Haven, Connecticut over allegations the city is not handling issues of wastewater backup in certain areas of the city.