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$500bn Water Treatment Investment Opportunities

$500bn Water Treatment Investment Opportunities

Private companies are positioned to bridge an investment gap of more than $500 billion for drinking water and wastewater treatment in the US over the next 20 years, according to a report from Bluefield Research. The report, US Private Water Market: Opportunities & Strategies, 2014, says a revised regulatory landscape … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Oil Safety Alert, BNSF Suit, GSA Seeks Industry Input

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a safety alert in response to last week’s oil train derailment and fire near Casselton, N.D., warning that crude oil from the state’s Bakken formation may be more flammable than traditional heavy crude, The Hill reported. The region’s light sweet crude oil has a burning point … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Water Act, Clean Car Plan, GHG Targets

The House approved, 417-3, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013, Maritime Executive reports. Lawmakers rejected a Democratic amendment that would have delayed provisions to streamline environmental reviews, the Hill reports. The Senate passed the act in May. A House-Senate conference will now seek to align the two versions of … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: ‘Flexible’ Climate Approach, Mining Water Permits

US special envoy for climate change Todd Stern called for the next United Nations climate deal to follow a more flexible approach. Countries should be permitted to determine their own levels of commitment, rather than adhering to negotiated targets and timetables, Stern said. Participants will meet to discuss the new … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Water Act, RFS Suit Looms, Kauai GMO Bill

The House will take up the Water Resources Reform and Development Act next week, according to a statement by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA). The Senate passed the act in May. The American Petroleum Institute plans to sue if the EPA does not finalize the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard by the … Read more »