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"As it headed toward bankruptcy, Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. took advantage of a little-noticed provision in the stimulus bill Congress passed in March to get a $9.7 million tax refund. Then, it asked a bankruptcy judge to authorize the same amount as BONUSES TO 9 EXECUTIVES. ...Dozens of oil companies & contractors [are] now claiming hundreds of millions of $$ in tax rebates... employing a provision of the $2.2 trillion stimulus law, called the CARES act, that gives them more latitude to deduct recent losses." www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-15/-stealth-bailout-shovels-millions-of-dollars-to-oil-companies?sref=mrm8kJge

Getting real in the courts, at least in this case: "BLM had issued a 'finding of no significant impact' prior to issuing the leases, but judge Morris said the BLM ignored WildEarth’s claims that the hydraulic fracking would affect groundwater. "Judge Morris said the BLM did a poor job of explaining how cumulative effects of all of the oil and gas leases in the package would affect the environment – something that the Ninth Circuit consistently requires." www.courthousenews.com/judge-reverses-sale-of-montana-oil-and-gas-leases-on-public-lands/

I am happy to support the Idaho Statesman for all their excellent coverage of this, and other crucial community issues over the years. They worked hard to get accurate numbers on this virus, how many healthcare workers have been infected, etc. I encourage others to support them too.

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From Farmers Union Canal Stakeholders: Antibiotic resistance spread through treated sewage effluent from municipal wastewater treatment plants: it can be a real problem: "Antibiotics are released into sewage systems via human excretions. Since most of them are recalcitrant to conventional biological treatment in urban wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), there is an increased possibility of transmission to the receiving environment and crops irrigated with treated wastewater, either in the form of the parent compounds or transformation products. WWTPs are hubs for the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) and transmission of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) and other mobile genetic elements. However, their potential uptake by treated wastewater-irrigated crops is still largely unexplored. ... "Our work led to various interesting findings including the fact that exogenous bacteria thriving in wastewater can reside in soil for a long time,” emphasises project coordinator Despo Fatta-Kassinos of the University of Cyprus. “Specific mobile ARGs are strongly…

"Most shale oil wells drilled in the United States are unprofitable at current oil prices, Rystad Energy has warned. The Norwegian consultancy said... that drilling new wells would be loss-making for more than 100 companies. ...The nature of shale oil wells: ...they are... quick to run out of oil, so drillers need to keep drilling new ones to maintain production. ...'This could turn out to be one of the greatest shocks ever faced by the oil industry, as coronavirus containment measures will add to the headache of producers fighting for market share.'" oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Only-5-Shale-Drillers-Are-Still-Profitable-At-31-Oil.html

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Heads up, people of Boise and points west...

"The quakes were the latest of MORE THAN 200 to hit Oklahoma SINCE FEB. 5, according to a statewide map. ...'Swarms are usually short-lived, but they can continue for days, weeks, or sometimes even months,' geologists say." Remember that a few years back, Oklahoma had virtually -no- earthquakes? - then there was fracking and wastewater injection... and more than 200 -in a month-... www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article240954011.html

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"Hundreds of Colorado oil, gas and mining operators have not been reporting the full extent of their business operations to regulators, depriving the state of an unknown amount of tax revenue, according to a new audit released Tuesday. ...In just one example the audit highlighted, an operator failed to submit more than 1,100 reports. ...'(Severance tax) money is critical for local governments, and is intended to be used for infrastructure projects in communities impacted by the extraction industry.'" www.kunc.org/post/colorado-missed-out-unknown-amounts-oil-and-gas-tax-money-audit-finds#stream/0

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