The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WINN) Act became law in January. … The law authorizes vital water resource development projects, addresses drinking water safety and natural resource issues such as water storage in California and the West.
Among Native American households 13 percent do not have access to safe drinking water.
In response to California’s lingering drought, which continues to threaten the state’s crucial agricultural economy, state water regulators may force utilities to sell less water and raise customer rates.
It has been nearly a decade since environmentalists and the federal government agreed to revive a 150 mile stretch of the San Joaquin River. Originally, the task of getting the river flowing year-round so salmon could swim to the Sierra Nevada foothills to spawn was to be complete in 2012. Officials now predict the project will be completed in 2022. However, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says that the section of the river in question will be flowing year-round by the end of the month—a major milestone for the project.
The Dakota Access pipeline is an 1,100 mile pipeline created to transport hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil coming from the Bakken and Three Forks oil fields each day. The pipeline will span four states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois.