Tag Archives: Water

Alternatives to Rock Salt

Many areas of the country have seen record levels of snow fall this winter and from my window in Philadelphia, it doesn’t seem like an end is in our near future.  These snow events require large amounts of rock salt … Continue reading

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Environmental Impacts of Hurricane Sandy

As the year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy passed, it is a good time to look at the long term environmental impacts of the storm as well as the actions taken by state agencies to deal with the aftermath.  An article … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes Rule to Increase Efficiency of Clean Water Act Reporting

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule this past Wednesday regarding Clean Water Act reporting.  The rule would update the reporting for municipalities and industries to an electronic data reporting system.  Not only will the actual reporting be done … Continue reading

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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  Topping the list is the Colorado River, suffering from outdated water management.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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Children’s Health and the Environment

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report on January 25, 2013 entitled “America’s Children and the Environment, Third Edition”.  This report has compiled information and data from a range of sources regarding the affects of the current environment on … Continue reading

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Air Pollutants Decline and Total Toxic Chemicals Increase in 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a news release on January 16 that described the results of the 2011 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI). The TRI program “collects information on certain toxic chemical releases to the air, water and land, as … Continue reading

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Permit Decision Guarantee

Earlier this year, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett issued Executive Order 2012-11.  This order was aimed towards the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and required the implementation of a Permit Decision Guarantee.  The order provided the following steps to achieve the … Continue reading

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BP Settles All Criminal Claims

BP will pay $4 billion over five years to resolve all of the federal criminal charges in relation to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.  Additionally, they have also agreed to pay $525 million over three years to resolve … Continue reading

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