Whether or not carbon pollution significantly contributes to climate change is open for discussion and interpretation. That debate occurs every day around the water cooler, and everyone has their own opinion. On June 25, 2013, President Obama delivered a speech about carbon pollution in regards to his Climate Action Plan. Is the plan about carbon pollution or is that just the tip of the iceberg?
How much can you learn from the World Wide Web? The short answer: A lot! The Internet provides many useful articles, links, websites, opinions, and pictures to help us get through the day. However, a search engine might not get the job done in a timely fashion.
With today’s technological advances, many of the laborious tasks required to complete ecological and natural resource components of a project are greatly improved. Gone are the days of field notebooks with blurred drawings and “cut-and-paste” maps. GPS units, GIS software, digital cameras, smart phones, tablets, and a host of other gadgets allow field personnel to collect and analyze data in minutes.
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 exempted oil and gas activities from EPA storm water plans and permits. However, there are certain circumstances that are not exempt from storm water regulations.
According to state laws, a permit application may need to be filed to obtain water rights.