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Study shows high potential for groundwater to be corrosive in half of US states

08-04-2016

A new U.S. Geological Survey assessment of more than 20,000 wells nationwide shows that untreated groundwater in 25 states has a high prevalence of being potentially corrosive. The states with the largest percentage of wells with potentially corrosive groundwater are located primarily in the Northeast, the Southeast, and the Northwest.

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California Releases Draft Gas Storage Regulations

07-12-2016

The California Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (Division) has publicly released pre-rulemaking draft regulations (Discussion Draft) for the purpose of receiving public input on the development of updates to the regulations governing the Division’s Gas Storage Program.

The Division will be conducting two public workshops to provide information and answer questions from the public on the Discussion Draft. The public workshops are scheduled for the following dates and locations:

August 9, 2016 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
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Court says BLM lacks authority to regulate fracking

06-22-2016

By: Ellen M. Gilmer, E&E reporter, EnergyWire: Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Obama administration does not have authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing on public lands, a federal judge decided yesterday.

In a major blow to the Bureau of Land Management and environmentalists who support stricter fracking oversight, the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming enjoined BLM's years-in-the-making fracking rule, blocking enforcement of the new regulation while the court considers industry and state challenges...

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State Water Sustainability Planning Professionals: GWREF Grant Funding Opportunity

06-14-2016

The Ground Water Research & Education Foundation is now accepting applications for its consideration, to provide grant funding to cover travel expenses for qualified applicants to participate in the Sept. 11-14, 2016, State Water Sustainability Planning Summit: The Groundwater Connection. The event will take place in Orlando, FL in conjunction with the Ground Water Protection Council’s Annual Forum and National Rural Water Association’s WaterPro conference.  

Long-range planning is critical for assuring...

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StatesFirst National Gas Storage Workgroup Seeks Qualified Professional Volunteers

06-14-2016

The States First National Gas Storage (NGS) workgroup is seeking technical experts from the states, academia, industry, and NGOs to participate in a working subgroup.

After a working meeting at the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) last month in Denver, the NGS workgroup led by states from across the country, the IOGCC and GWPC has developed a draft outline of elements to develop a guidance document to assist state agencies regarding natural gas storage facilities and state regulations.

These elements have been placed under four working subgroups to gather...

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