Panel Discussion: The Environmental Impact of Our Next President

The President-elect, Donald J. Trump, will have a large impact on Environmental regulations, policy, laws, litigation and enforcement over the next four years.

The local Austin chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA) in conjunction with AAEES has assembled a knowledgeable and distinguished panel of environmental policy experts to discuss the probable direction that our new President will take. The panel:

  • David Eaton, Professor-Natural Resources Policy Studies, LBJ School, University of Texas, Austin
  • Asher Price, Environmental Reporter, Austin-American Statesman
  • Steve Minick, Vice President-Government Affairs, Texas Association of Business
  • Brian Flynn, Moderator, Board Certified Environmental Engineer

This one hour panel discussion was held at the University of Texas at Austin on November 17, 2016. It consists of statements by each of the three panelists, followed by questions from the audience. The panelists answers are very interesting and illuminating.

This video is a must-see item for every environmental professional who is curious about the direction of environmental policy in the next four years in the United States.

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As California faces a fifth year of record‐breaking drought, the world's largest water reuse project of its kind, the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS), surpassed a major water production milestone when it hit the 200‐billion‐gallon mark. Implemented in January 2008, this project has brought water reliability to Orange County providing enough water for 850,000 people annually.

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Fuel From Sewage is the Future -- And It's Closer Than You Think

Technology Converts Human Waste into Bio-Based Fuel

Date: November 2, 2016
Source: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Summary: It may sound like science fiction, but wastewater treatment plants across the United States may one day turn ordinary sewage into biocrude oil, thanks to new research. The technology, hydrothermal liquefaction, mimics the geological conditions Earth uses to create crude oil, using high pressure and temperature to achieve in minutes something that takes Mother Nature millions of years.

It may sound like science fiction, but wastewater treatment plants across the United States may one day turn ordinary sewage into biocrude oil, thanks to new research at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

The technology, hydrothermal liquefaction, mimics the geological conditions Earth uses to create crude oil, using high pressure and temperature to achieve in minutes something that takes Mother Nature millions of years. The resulting material is similar to petroleum pumped out of the ground, with a small amount of water and oxygen mixed in. This biocrude can then be refined using conventional petroleum refining operations.

Wastewater treatment plants across the U.S. treat approximately 34 billion gallons of sewage every day. That amount could produce the equivalent of up to approximately 30 ...click here to continue.

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