Today in WaterWise News:
2015 Hottest Year on Record ♦ Obama's Senate Woes ♦ Flint Water Crisis ♦ Snowstorm Fears up the East Coast ♦ New Channel for Folly Beach, SC?
New York Times - Scientists reported Wednesday that 2015 was the hottest year in the historical record by far, breaking a mark set only the year before — a burst of heat that has continued into the new year and is roiling weather patterns all over the world. Read more.
The Hill - The full Senate will likely start debating a wide-ranging energy bill next week that could include a vote on President Obama’s moratorium on federal coal-mining leases. Read more.
The Hill - The Senate will vote Thursday on a long-shot effort to override President Obama’s veto that preserved his contentious water pollution rule. Read more.
The Hill - The mayor of Flint, Mich., on Wednesday welcomed Gov. Rick Snyder’s (R) latest plans to address the city’s drinking water crisis, but said it’s far from what residents need. Read more.
New York Times - New York and New England could be spared the brunt of a snowstorm that meteorologists say is likely to reach the mid-Atlantic Northeast states beginning Friday, but residents of the Washington, D.C., area might not be so lucky. Read more.
New York Times - A top aide to Michigan’s governor referred to people raising questions about the quality of Flint’s water as an “anti-everything group.” Other critics were accused of turning complaints about water into a “political football.” And worrisome findings about lead by a concerned pediatrician were dismissed as “data,” in quotes. Read more.
NJ - State environmental officials are closely monitoring an impending nor'easter to determine whether they have to shore up vulnerable areas of the coastline on Long Beach Island and in northern Ocean County. Read more.