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

Aerial view of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Bath Township, Greene County, Ohio. By Nyttend (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

  • A family in Virginia became the first property owners sued under eminent domain in connection with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project.
  • Although property values in New Zealand were slow to increase in the first month of 2018, they are expected to grow at a faster rate later this year.
  • SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, a venture capital firm in Washington D.C., plans to raise $250 million, its largest fund to date.
  • Dominion Energy would not be able to cap any coal ash ponds for a year if a Virginia bill is passed. The bill would give lawmakers time to look into more environmentally friendly ways to deal with the coal ash.
  • Officials in Dayton, Ohio want a nearby air force base to stop contaminated groundwater from making its way into nearby water sources that could contaminate water sources for city residents.
  • Rail inspectors in North Dakota issued 49 safety violations in 2017. The violations were all related to issues that can cause derailments.
  • Norway boasts the largest sovereign wealth fund in the world, and investors in the fund plan to purchase more real estate in Japan this year.
  • Environmental agencies in North Carolina are monitoring the French Broad River after kerosene from a nearby storage tank leaked along the bank.
  • An abandoned mine in Nevada containing uranium and other contaminants will not become a Superfund site. Instead, BP agreed to expedite the cleanup of the mine.