Monthly Archives: February 2016


First Woman Inmate in State History Dies While Battling Wildfire

MALIBU, CA – Shawna Lynn Jones, who died Friday after being struck by a falling boulder in Malibu, is the first woman inmate in state history to lose her life while battling a wildfire, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Corrections spokesman, Bill Sessa, told SUN News that Read the full article…


EPA Releases Online Mapping Tool to Help Protect Drinking Water Sources

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released DWMAPS – the Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters. This robust, online mapping tool provides the public, water system operators, state programs, and federal agencies with critical information to help them safeguard the sources of America’s drinking water. DWMAPS Read the full article…


CA State Regulators: Aliso Canyon Well is Permanently Sealed

LOS ANGELES, CA — The California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) has confirmed that the well that had been leaking at the Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) Aliso Canyon storage facility has been permanently sealed and taken out of service, SoCalGas announced. On Dec. 4, 2015, SoCalGas commenced drilling Read the full article…


NY City to Quadruple Fines for Construction Accidents

NEW YORK, NY – Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced plans for a sweeping new construction enforcement effort, on the heels of a fatal crane collapse earlier this month. The city will quadruple fines for serious safety lapses and undertake “proactive” safety investigations at 1,500 construction sites, along with other measures, Read the full article…