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Billions Needed for Drinking Water Infrastructure

The fifth Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment (DWINSA) was released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week.  The survey was conducted in 2011 in order to “document the 20-year capital investment needs of the public water systems … Continue reading

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EPA Funding for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Last Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will provide grants to both New York and New Jersey to recover from damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, the storm that devastated the area on October 29, 2012. $340 million … Continue reading

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America’s Most Endangered Rivers

American Rivers recently released their annual list of America’s most endangered rivers.  Topping the list is the Colorado River, suffering from outdated water management.  The existing management system cannot handle the pressures of over-allocation and persistent drought. “This year’s America’s … Continue reading

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U.S. and Canada Sign Newly Revised Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

On September 7, 2012 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator and Canada’s Minister of the Environment signed an amended version of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, first signed in 1972 and last amended in 1987. The main purpose … Continue reading

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Obama Establishes New Strategy for Final Restoration of the Gulf

The final strategy for long term ecosystem restoration of the Gulf Coast was released on December 5, 2011.  The strategy was announced by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force at the 2011 State of the Gulf of Mexico Summit … Continue reading

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Large Seafood Company Receives Major EPA Fines

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced yesterday an agreement with Trident Seafoods Corp. in response to numerous alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA).  Trident has agreed to pay a $2.5 … Continue reading

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DEP Accepting Applications for Watershed Protection Funding

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) announced on July 1st, 2011 that they will be accepting applications for grant funding.  More specifically, funding is available for watershed protection and restoration and Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) projects.  … Continue reading

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