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Top Global Contractors for major construction projects

China leads the construction world Vikrant Kelkar | Mumbai | Oct. 30, 2012

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A recent poll of top 225 global contractors by Engineering News-Record magazine has five Chinese construction companies in the top ten. This poll merely hints at increasing Chinese influence on the construction world. Their dominance was always imminent as […]

Darryl Brown in Caribou – 2 Articles

The first article, East-West Maine highway may be privately built toll road, is from October 23 and announces Brown’s upcoming October 29 meetings in Aroostook County. This provides a good outline of proponent talking points.

The second article, Proposed Highway To Bring Great Development, is from October 29. It includes a video with many of […]

Oregon to try rock salt for snow removal

The Associated Press Posted: 10/26/2012 09:44:00 PM PDT

PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon has long avoided the use of rock salt for snow removal but now it plans a five-year pilot project to use salt strategically on two routes typically hard-hit by winter storms.The Oregonian reported Friday that ( http://is.gd/afSTbh) it obtained a state Transportation Department document that […]

Oregon Environmental Quality Commission rejects petition for more pesticide regulation

Oregon’s Environmental Quality Commission today rejected a petition from Northwest Environmental Advocates to increase regulation of pesticides that can harm salmon and steelhead on the endangered species list.

The commission voted 5-0 to reject the petition from Nina Bell, the environmental group’s director. Among other measures, Bell’s petition would have required significantly increased buffer zones […]

Huge Bottling Plant Threatens Our Quality of Life

Wednesday, October 10, 2012, The Anacortes American Letters to the Editor Huge bottling plant threatens our quality of life How will one of the largest water bottling plants just off Highway 20 on Reservation Road help the people of Skagit Valley? The land will be located within the Anacortes city limits, gracing them with […]

Oregon’s Department of Agriculture Looks to Protect Waterways from Pesticide Runoff

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–October 16, 2012. The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is looking to revamp the way it enforces the 1993 Agricultural Water Quality Management Act in order to decrease the amount of pesticides that end up in the state’s waterways from agricultural nonpoint source pollution. The new plan, which was unveiled last December, will work […]

Nestle Peddling tap Water As Spring Water, Suit Claims

By Gavin Broady

Law360, New York (October 11, 2012, 1:36 PM ET) — Nestle Waters North America Inc. has been selling bottles of municipal tap water and falsely marketing it to consumers as 100 percent natural, spring-sourced water, according to a putative class action removed to Illinois federal court Wednesday.

Plaintiff Chicago Faucet Shoppe Inc. […]

2011 Earthquake Linked to Groundwater Extraction – 2 articles

Manmade quakes: Spanish 2011 deadly tremor caused by water extraction – study Deadly 2011 earthquake linked to groundwater extraction

By Deborah Zabarenko | Posted 2012/10/21 at 5:47 pm EDT

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2012 (Reuters) — An earthquake that killed nine people in Spain last year may have been triggered by decades of pumping water from […]

Oregon denies water permit for Australian company

October 19, 2012

GRANTS PASS, Oregon (AP) — The state of Oregon has denied a water permit for an Australian mining company that wants to develop a gravel pit along a tributary of the Rogue River.

The Oregon Department of Water Resources said there is already too much water being taken out of Grave Creek, […]

Nestle Peddling Tap Water as Spring-Sourced, Suit Says

By Gavin Broady, Portfolio Media, Inc. Law360, New York (October 11, 2012, 1:36 PM ET) –Nestle Waters North America, Inc., has been selling bottles of municipal tap water and falsely marketing it to consumers as 100 percent natural, spring-sourced water, according to a putative class action removed to Illinois federal court Wednesday.Plaintiff Chicago Faucet […]