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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Alarming Contamination in Los Angeles Groundwater

Posted in Arsenic, Contamination, Government, Groundwater

Co-authored by Gregory Zimmer of The Collins Law Firm, P.C. Recently, the Luskin Center at UCLA released a study that highlighted the dangers of Los Angeles County’s water supply system. The results were staggering. Approximately 40% of community water providers in Los Angeles County drew water from a groundwater source that was contaminated beyond state-set… Continue Reading

Will Duke Energy Stop Committing Environmental Crimes?

Posted in Coal Ash, Contamination, CWA, Government, Groundwater, Water

On May 14, 2015, in a federal courtroom in Greenville, North Carolina, coal combusting giant Duke Energy pled guilty to committing 9 environmental crimes for its years of illegal discharge of coal ash pollution throughout the State of North Carolina.  Duke Energy will also pay some $102 million in fines and restitution.1 So, a big… Continue Reading

“Scientific Study” or Paid Advertisement for Fracking?

Posted in Contamination, Fracking, Groundwater, Methane

In March 2015, Syracuse University hydrology professor, Donald Siegel, and a team of other scientists published a fracking study in Environmental Science and Technology, the bottom line of which is, basically, “fracking is safe”. At least that’s the way that the pro-fracking forces are selling it. Specifically, Professor Siegel and his colleagues concluded that drinking… Continue Reading

If You Don’t Look for Water Contamination, You Won’t Find It.

Posted in Contamination, Water

The LA Times and environmental advocacy group, Water Defense, recently combined to show what a sham so-called “environmental testing” can sometimes be, because it creates the illusion of protection for the people, when in truth there is very little, or maybe even none at all. In its May 2, 2015 story, The LA Times (and… Continue Reading