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    These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week. Last year acid mine drainage from the Gold King Mine rushed into the nearby Animas River, contaminating it with heavy metals. The mine is one of 46 mines that could soon be designated as Superfund sites to be cleaned […]

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    These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week. A study conducted by Integra Realty Resources for the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) Foundation found that natural gas pipelines didn’t affect property values or insurability in the locations studied. A Superior Court Judge upheld a Georgia […]

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    These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder recently signed the $30 million Flint Water Relief Bill to assist Flint residents with water bill debt for water they couldn’t safely use. City officials have had to suspend water bills for Flint residents until credits […]

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    For anyone who ever loved to track down baseball cards, comic books, or other collectibles, there was nothing like looking up the value of your most prized possession. For kids, it was often a harsh discovery that the outfielder you spent several dollars on was worth just a fraction of […]

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    These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week. Seattle and San Francisco have recently increased the minimum wage in their municipalities, but making sure all businesses cooperate has not been an easy task. A new lawsuit filed as a result of the lead contamination crisis in Flint, […]

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    Anyone looking to sell their house will be happy to hear the latest on the housing market, which is picking up speed as the summer buying season arrives. Existing home sales in March were up 1.5 percent from the same time last year, and total sales were a little more […]

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    These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week. Property values and taxes are rising quickly in Vancouver. Texas is launching an effort to sue the Environmental Protection Agency over new methane regulations. Texas is the first state to take these measures. The Massachusetts Senate is backing a […]

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    Greenfield Advisors Chairman and Co-Managing Director Dr. John Kilpatrick recently spent some time in Hawaii where he worked as a consultant with residents of Maha`ulepu Beach, located on the island of Kauai. Dr. Kilpatrick was there to discuss the negative effects of a proposed concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO). Dr. […]

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    These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week. An oil train derailed in Oregon last month, and now a groundwater monitoring station has picked up signs of contamination. A nearby town’s water wells were not contaminated because they are located uphill of the derailment. Colorado’s minimum wage […]

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    These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week. Oil trains are being utilized less this year. In the first five months of 2016, crude oil train transport is down 45 percent from last year. Property values in central London are falling at the fastest rates in seven […]

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    These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week. U.S. shale oil and gas production has dipped significantly as oil prices have fallen. However, some experts believe the industry may have reached bottom and will begin increasing production again soon. A water treatment plant, set up in response […]

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    These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week. Daikin America will pay a $5 million settlement following a lawsuit alleging that the company contaminated the Tennessee River. The city of West Haven, Connecticut is initiating eminent domain for six properties so the city can move forward on […]

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    These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week. Duke Energy will be removing millions of tons of coal ash from one of its power plants in North Carolina. Environmental agencies in New York are investigating an oil spill that occurred at the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. […]

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    These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week. The new minimum wage in Seattle took effect at the start of the year with a new rate of $15 an hour. Australia is using a sovereign wealth fund to lead the way in investing in a tech startup […]

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    These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week. Activists in Maryland hope to convince lawmakers to ban hydraulic fracturing in the state. A moratorium on drilling operations ends in October. More than 150 tons of oil were spilled into the Bay of Bengal, which is much higher […]

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    These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week. Lawmakers continue to work on the details of extending the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program as the April 28 deadline draws closer. The program will end unless Congress decided to re-authorize it. The Keystone XL Pipeline is back on track, […]

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    These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week. • Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is well below its risk limit. The $940 billion fund is the largest sovereign wealth fund in the world. • Property values in Milwaukee, Wisconsin are up from last year by 4.5 percent. Property […]

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    Here are some of the stories we’ve been following this week. It’s been two years since the Gold King Mine blowout that poured contaminants into the Animas River. EPA cleanup crews recently found elevated levels of lead at several mine sites along the river. Residents in Bridgeton, Missouri, want officials […]

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    Here are some of the stories we’ve been following this week. Attorneys for a county in North Carolina filed a lawsuit against DuPont and Chemours, alleging the two companies poured toxic chemicals into the Cape Fear River. Residents in one New York county hope a lawsuit they filed will force […]

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    Here are some of the stories we’ve been following this week. The Nebraska Public Service Commission denied TransCanada Corporation’s request to amend the route the Keystone XL pipeline would take through Nebraska. The decision could slow down the proposed pipeline’s construction. A New York homeowner is suing the state’s Department […]

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