Today in WaterWise News:
Oil prices up ♦ COP21 Updates ♦ Omnibus woes ♦ Army Corps, community relations ♦ Sixth Circuit Court to hear water rule arguments ♦ Orleans mini-dredge ♦ KDH line ruling
Wall Street Journal - Oil prices wavered on Wednesday, erasing earlier gains, as traders weighed growing inventories of refined products against a surprisingly large decline in U.S. crude-oil stockpiles. Read more.
Washington Post - With only three days left, tensions here are rising as countries race to resolve outstanding differences and forge an agreement that — hopefully — will set the planet on a path to avoiding the worst consequences of climate change. Read more.
Washington Post - The United States will double its assistance to poor countries struggling to cope with the effects of climate change, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Wednesday as the Obama administration prepared to make a final push for an international accord limiting emissions from fossil-fuel burning. Read more.
BBC - A critical "clean" draft text has been published at UN climate talks here in Paris after delays. Read more.
Morning Consult - At least one thing is clear: It’s going to take lawmakers extra time to conclude negotiations over a year-end spending bill and a renewal of expired tax provisions. Everything else is up in the air. Read more.
Sun Herald - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs to finish its homework before ending the public's chance to comment on a study that assesses the environmental impact of another proposed port expansion, community advocates said at a hearing Tuesday night. Read more.
Bloomberg - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit will hear oral arguments Dec. 8 on whether it is the appropriate venue to hear challenges to a rule seeking to clarify the reach of the Clean Water Act that was issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in June. Read more.
Wicked Local - While watching Nauset Estuary fill with sand, hurting water quality and livelihoods, fisherman Stephen Smith has seen communities across the Cape pay big money for the same sediment that is plaguing Town Cove. Read more.
Outer Banks Voice - When it adds more sand to its shoreline, possibly as early as 2018, Nags Head wants to expand the project north to the city line and beef up the beach on the southern end, where erosion is at its worst. Read more.