Here are some of the stories we’ve been following this week.
- Attorneys for almost 30 homeowners filed an intent to sue a poultry company for allegedly putting local drinking water sources at risk of contamination.
- Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is one of the investors in SoftBank Group Corp’s plan to build the world’s largest solar power project.
- Duke Energy Corp. is converting methane gas from hog operations in North Carolina into natural gas that can be used at electric power plants.
- High-tech warehouses, like the ones used by Amazon, are more valuable than office buildings. The warehouses became more popular as e-commerce grew more competitive.
- British Columbia officials believe more than 90 unauthorized dams have been built for hydraulic fracturing operations in the Canadian province.
- Hunterdon County, New Jersey, officials are by fighting an eminent domain application by PennEast for the company’s proposed natural gas pipeline.
- Cook County, Illinois, can proceed with part of its lawsuit against Wells Fargo over alleged predatory lending practices by the bank.
- Officials expect to be finished soon with the cleanup of a lake in New Jersey that is also a backup water supply for the region. The water was contaminated by a former DuPont munitions facility located nearby.
- A water tower and a municipal well in Lake Elmo, Minnesota, were shut down after health officials found high levels of PFCs in the water.