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hurstbw 50 posts  |  Last Activity: May 6, 2016 1:10 PM Member since: Jun 27, 2000
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  • Mining activity should follow. Hopefully this helps spur some ESPH equipment sales.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Congressman McNerney’s bill, the Western Water Recycling and Drought Relief Act, calls on Congress to authorize 33 regional water recycling projects that, when funded, can provide over 100,000 acre-feet of new water – enough water to meet the needs of over half a million residents. These water projects need Congressional authorization in order to compete for Title XVI construction funds through the Bureau of Reclamation.
    Developing recycled water reduces dependence on Delta supplies. Recycled water projects like Delta Diablo in Antioch, CA improve water supply reliability, and reduce wastewater discharge into the fragile Bay-Delta environment.
    List of Water Recycling Projects:
    Benicia water reuse project
    Brentwood recycled water project
    Central Dublin recycled water distribution and retrofit project
    Central pipeline direct potable reuse in Santa Clara County
    Central Redwood City recycled water project
    City of Pleasanton recycled water project
    Concord recycled water project
    Contra Costa County refinery recycled water project, phase 1
    Delta Diablo Sanitation District recycled water project
    Delta Diablo high purity water treatment facility
    Dublin recycled water expansion project
    Ford Pond indirect potable reuse and Coyote Valley reuse in Santa Clara County
    Hayward recycled water project
    Ironhouse Sanitary District Cypress recycled water project
    Ironhouse Sanitary District industrial recycled water project
    Ironhouse Sanitary District direct potable reuse project
    Los Gatos indirect potable reuse in Santa Clara County (Phase 1 – highly purified water treatment facility)
    Los Gatos indirect potable reuse in Santa Clara County (Phase 2 – recharge and conveyance)
    Mid-basin indirect potable reuse in Santa Clara County (Phase 1 – highly purified water treatment facility)
    Mid-basin indirect potable reuse in Santa Clara County (Phase 1 – recharge and conveyance)
    Mountain View recycled water system expansion
    North Valle

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Ohio environmental regulators say sludge material dredged from the Cuyahoga River and dumped into Lake Erie in the 1970s might be moving toward a Cleveland water treatment plant.

    The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said a roughly two-square-mile toxic blob sits about 5 miles from an intake pipe that supplies drinking water to parts of Cuyahoga County.

    The sediment is highly contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals, EPA officials said.

    Cleveland water officials said Monday they are monitoring the water. Officials don't know how fast the mass is moving or if it will actually reach the pipe. Officials said the city's water is currently safe.

    State environmental regulators in late March approved a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers request to dredge Cleveland’s harbor and the Cuyahoga River for shipping traffic.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • hurstbw hurstbw May 2, 2016 3:38 PM Flag

    The contest was submitted by Clay Becker and below is the Brief from the web page:
    Design Brief for AMC American Mine Cleanup
    Company or website name
    AMC American Mine Cleanup
    Do you want any slogans or taglines on your logo?
    Not Available
    Describe your company and organization and target audience.
    AMC uses a patented Ozonix Technology to clean industrial waste water created from mining activities
    The design should have the following:
    Not Available
    This logo will be used for:
    Print (business cards, letterheads, brochures etc.)
    Online (website, online advertising, banner ads etc.)
    Merchandise (mugs, t-shirts etc.)

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Interesting. I like the logo that has the most votes.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    A Lot of Good This Does Shareholders

    by ecosmith37 Apr 26, 2016 7:53 PM
    hurstbw hurstbw Apr 30, 2016 11:35 PM Flag

    Short On Ethics? American Journalism Review - September 2010
    Hunter Adams, the brains behind The Street Sweeper (thestreetsweeper.org), helped launch the site last year, just eight years after federal prosecutors labeled him an associate of the Gambino crime family in New York. Adams, who was convicted for his role in a massive "pump and dump" scheme involving penny stocks, is still on federal probation for his crime.

    Nobody connected with The Street Sweeper is shorting the stocks it investigates, though neither Adams nor Melissa Davis, the site's editor/reporter, rules it out. "We have left the door open for that possibility," Adams says. "I see nothing wrong with it, as long as it's legal and properly disclosed."

    For now, however, the site is pursuing a different and unique Plan A for long-term financing: making the investigative work of Davis, 43, the basis for a reality TV show. "We would actually be going in and exposing these companies on television," says Davis, who worked for TheStreet.com for seven years before joining The Street Sweeper. "Some of them don't even have offices."

    Adams says he has discussed the idea with several people "who've expressed interest in doing the show" but no deal has been struck.

    Davis, whose outgoing personality seems suited for reality TV, prefers the idea of small-screen funding over short selling. She doesn't criticize the sites that are funded by the shorts and says she would be comfortable if The Street Sweeper went that route as well, though she would not trade personally. But for now, "I like the fact that people can't say we have bias."

    Carey, Lobdell and Davis were respected journalists who captured some awards before they linked up with their current employers. The reporters say they have the freedom to choose which stories to pursue and to follow all of the traditional rules of journalism to ensure their work is well researched and accurate.

    They may be OK with the short-selling model, but others, including fans of their work, are not. "At some level, I view the practice as distasteful," says Roddy Boyd, a former Fortune and New York Post reporter who launched his own investigative site, The Financial Investigator(thefinancialinvestigator.com), in June. Boyd, a onetime bond trader who is writing a book on the collapse of AIG, says he is paying for his site out of his own pocket.

    "I would not want anyone to be able to say of my work, 'Whoa, it's tainted,' or that there are concerns," says Boyd, who praised the work of Carey and Davis.

    Even Tracy Coenen, a Milwaukee-based forensic accountant who works with Minkow, is a tad queasy about the funding strategy. Coenen, owner of Sequence Inc.,says she does not trade in the companies investigated by iBusiness Reporting and wishes that Minkow and Lobdell didn't either.

    "It tends to raise some questions about the independence of our work. It creates a reason for people to raise questions about us," Coenen says. "I prefer that very clear line in the sand." She adds, however, that she is comfortable that the work produced by Minkow's site is accurate. "He has a vested interest in publishing the truth," she says.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors, talks with "Squawk Box's" Becky Quick about Warren Buffett's acquisition of Precision Castparts. He added a powerhouse to his lineup, says Gabelli. Also Gabelli reveals what he would like to target next. I'd like to hold water infrastructure. And Gabelli shares his thoughts...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Settlement is only a fraction of the more than $200 million needed to clean up the Gild Edge Mine area in South Dakota.
    The 360-acre Gilt Edge Mine site, leased by Coca Mines Incorporated and Thomas E. Congdon, is located east of Lead, South Dakota, in the northern Black Hills area. The contaminated area includes a former open pit and a cyanide heap-leach gold mine. The EPA and the state contend that the Gilt Edge Mine Superfund site is heavily contaminated from mining activities involving hazardous substances including arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, manganese, nickel and zinc.
    This year significant earthwork will begin addressing ARD sources remaining within the primary mine disturbance area, which includes acid-generating waste rock and fills, spent ore, exposed acid-generating bedrock in mine pit highwalls and sludge.
    Approximately 14 million gallons of high-sulfate water stored in two pits will require processing in the water treatment plant. During processing, the mixing of high-sulfate water with treatment lime generates gypsum that forms a cake that tends to clog the multi-media filters, the final treatment component.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Anaconda Copper purchased the Lyon County mine in the early 1940s. It was bought in the 1970s by Atlantic Richfield. Those operations ceased in 1982.
    The site covering 3,400 acres near Yerington, a farming community 65 miles southeast of Reno, was sold a few more times and was last owned by Arimetco, which went bankrupt in 1997 and abandoned the site in 2000, EPA documents show.
    Residents who filed a class action lawsuit on claims that mine owners tried to hide drinking water contamination from uranium, arsenic and other toxic substances won a $19 million settlement in 2013.
    Some studies showed 80 percent of wells near the mine contained dangerous levels of toxins.
    In his letter, Sandoval noted that domestic well owners near the mine have been provided with alternate water supplies and the city of Yerington’s public water system, which is not affected by mine leakage, is being extended to serve those residents.
    The mine is the second priority Superfund site in Nevada. The other is an 80-mile stretch of the lower Carson River, which was designated in 1990 because of mercury and other contamination from mining activity on the nearby Comstock in the previous century. The river designation remains in effect today and people are still advised not to eat the fish.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • hurstbw hurstbw Apr 28, 2016 5:43 PM Flag

    Or I know how to do good Google Searches. There must be a reason Becker formed Abandoned Mine Cleanup LLC and is interested in licensing the Ozonix technology and equipment for cleaning up mining sites. There are plenty of abandoned sites to clean up nationwide. More legislation like this will push forward funding and efforts in my opinion. Hopefully sooner than later.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Opportunity Knocks.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Interesting.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    Big Eagle Farms LLC

    by hurstbw Apr 16, 2016 10:01 AM
    hurstbw hurstbw Apr 20, 2016 12:12 AM Flag

    Did anyone Google Search the other listed Manager, Paul Kapral, and view his LinkedIn page?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    Big Eagle Farms LLC

    by hurstbw Apr 16, 2016 10:01 AM
    hurstbw hurstbw Apr 18, 2016 11:30 AM Flag

    Also from the Ecosphere 10-K:
    Ecosphere currently owns 69.49% of SOGS and is the exclusive manufacturer of all Ozonix® and Ecos GrowCube™ related products at a price of 80% of SOGS selling prices.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    Big Eagle Farms LLC

    by hurstbw Apr 16, 2016 10:01 AM
    hurstbw hurstbw Apr 18, 2016 10:38 AM Flag

    Also from the Ecosphere 10-K:
    In Q1 2016, SOGS received equipment purchase orders for various Ecos GrowCube™ units; the Company plans to complete the orders in Q2 2016.
    In Q2 2016, the Company plans to spin off SOGS as another public company that will be controlled by the Company.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    Big Eagle Farms LLC

    by hurstbw Apr 16, 2016 10:01 AM
    hurstbw hurstbw Apr 18, 2016 10:36 AM Flag

    From the Ecosphere 10-K:
    Ecosphere has directly and through a new subsidiary, named Ecosphere Development Company, LLC. (“EDC”), very recently entered into a long-term land lease to lease six (6) acres of I-502 heavy industrial agricultural land in Benton County, Washington, zoned for legal marijuana cultivation and processing. Ecosphere owns 100% of the EDC subsidiary and intends to develop the 6 acres of land and build state-of-the-art, turn-key growing facilities which it will rent to legal, licensed growers in Washington. These turnkey, high-tech growing facilities will incorporate automated growing systems, as well as Ecosphere’s patented water treatment technology purchased exclusively from SOGS, in order to maximize quality and yield for EDC’s tenants, who will pay monthly rent and licensing fees to EDC in exchange for using its turnkey growing facilities.
    Ecosphere has spent the last two years locating and acquiring the property as well as designing the facilities it plans to build in WA. This new business segment will require infrastructure and equipment financing between $2 – 5 million, to develop the entire 6 acres, of which EDC will build in phases. Ecosphere is presently in discussions with a lender to finance its Washington landlord/tenant business model.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • A new State of Washington corporation. I wonder if this is the property / farm leasing development mentioned in the 10k?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    Accounting ????

    by badgertodd2012 Apr 4, 2016 11:05 AM
    hurstbw hurstbw Apr 8, 2016 1:25 PM Flag

    Here is my opinion on this. It is mostly an adjustment down of the present value of Fidelity National Environmental Solutions as an investment on the balance sheet from what I can tell and that already was reported in previous quarterly report 10-Q. This is just reiterating the inclusion of that value adjustment on the annual report 10-K. If the oil and gas industry picks up and Fidelity National Environmental Solutions water recycling / licensing agreements pick up, the value of that company will grow and it will flow through to ESPH books positively from a book value standpoint. That would be true of all partnerships that result in a carrying venture interest for ESPH on ESPH books (I think if they are a minority interest in the venture). They would represent the ESPH value portion of that investment as each grows or declines is my guess. Those of us that have been in this for a while will remember when the value of FNES investment was added to ESPH books when Fidelity National Financial bought out ESPH ownership to become the majority partner in that venture.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    Filing notice Today of late 10K

    by badgertodd2012 Mar 31, 2016 11:31 AM
    hurstbw hurstbw Mar 31, 2016 12:07 PM Flag

    Accounting payment issues. They must have paid for the year end audit with new funding. I hope that means we will hear something regarding Dean Becker and AMC - Abandoned Mine Cleanup, LLC and a signing of a licensing agreement for Mining applications in North and South America. If their is any development in that partnership they should disclose to the shareholders.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Looks like some activity with US H2O, Inc. going on to raise funds. From Bizapedia online:

    USH2O Equipment Leasing, LLC is a Georgia Foreign Limited-Liability Company filed on August 12, 2015. The company's filing status is listed as Active/Compliance and its File Number is 15079637.
    The Registered Agent on file for this company is Incorp Services, Inc. and is located at 2000 Riveredge Pkwy. Nw Ste. 885, Atlanta, GA 30328. The company's principal address is 2903 7th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.

    Cahaba Water Recycling And Reclamation, LLC is a Texas Limited-Liability Company filed on July 20, 2015. The company's filing status is listed as Active and its File Number is 0802255904.
    The Registered Agent on file for this company is Incorp Services, Inc. and is located at 815 Brazos St., Ste. 500, Austin, TX 78701. The company's principal address is 815 Brazos St Ste 500, Austin, TX 78701-2509.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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