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Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Paul M. Seby of Greenberg Traurig LLP.The EPA is represented by Robert J. Lundman and Justin D. Heminger of the U.S. Department of Justice, and Laurel Celeste in-house.The environmental groups are represented by Adam Kron of the Environmental Integrity Project and Jared E. Knicley of the Natural Resources Defense Council.The case is Environmental Integrity Project et al. v. Pruitt, case number 17-5010, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.--Additional reporting by Michael Phillis and Juan Carlos Rodriguez. Editing by Aaron Pelc.Update: This story has been updated with comment from the environmental groups.
Colorado study went further, using computer models and records of wastewater injection to conclude that enough pressure built up to cause the quakes.Justin Rubinstein, a geophysicist with the Geological Service who was the lead author of the 2014 paper, said the computer models have been used in other locations but not in the Raton Basin before now.Rubinstein was not involved in the University of Colorado study and said he was not familiar with all its details but that the general conclusions made sense.“It’s consistent with what my research has shown,” he said.The University of Colorado study also found that the Raton Basin earthquakes were more widespread than previously thought, said Nakai, the lead author.Earlier studies focused on the Colorado portion of the basin because that was the site of a 2001 swarm of 12 quakes — the strongest was magnitude-4.6 — as well as the 5.3 quake in 2011.But seismometers recorded 1,881 quakes in the area between 2008 and 2010, and 1,442 of them were in New Mexico, Nakai said. The strongest was magnitude-3.8.The 2008-2010 data came from a temporary deployment of seismometers as part of two other research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, Nakai said. (The Denver Post)
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma to host a household hazardous waste collection event in the City of Shawnee.City Manager Justin Erickson said the city was approached by the Kickapoo Tribe, suggesting the two entities host a household hazardous waste event.“The Kickapoo Tribe received some Federal grant funding for environmental work, and with the leftover funds is willing to contribute toward an event with the city,” Erickson said.Central Disposal has offered their site and staff assistance at no cost, he said.It has been many years since the city hosted such an event.Erickson said the city has an agreement with Oklahoma City, but residents have to drive to Oklahoma City to dispose of materials and pay applicable fees, which can be pretty steep, Erickson said.Common items disposed include pesticides and herbicides, paints, batteries, lawn care products, fuels and pool chemicals.The event would be free and open to all residents of the City of Shawnee and all Tribal members from participating tribes. Commercial waste will not be accepted.Erickson said the estimated expense for the city’s portion is likely somewhere below $25,000 — the amount he requested authorization to spend. An exact figure is not known yet because it is dependent on the quantity of material that ends up being collected.He said the Shawnee Municipal Authority has approximately $100,000 remaining in a budgeted line item... (Shawnee News Star)
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It was with help from all the stakeholders in developing the plan that led to unanimous approval last month by City Council, says Smouse, which is why the plan calls for ongoing dialogue.“I can’t remember a time that such a comprehensive plan or a solid waste-based plan went before an elected body and had complete support of the community," states Smouse. "I think that speaks volumes for how well the consultant, the staff and the community worked together. It was great partnership across the community.”... (waste360)