Tag Archives: Water

Revisions to Underground Storage Tank Regulation

In late June, the Environmental Protection Agency announced the publication of a final rule regarding underground storage tank (UST) requirements. The goal of the rule is to improve leak prevention and detection, reducing groundwater contamination. “These changes will better protect … Continue reading

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EPA Finalizes the Clean Water Rule to Protect Streams and Wetlands

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with the Army Corps of Engineers, finalized the Clean Water Rule last week to ensure that waters protected under the Clean Water Act are more precisely defined and predictably determined. The rule will provide … Continue reading

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Obama Proposes New Regulations on Offshore Drilling

Earlier this week, the Obama administration proposed a set of new rules for offshore drilling, nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. The proposed regulations come from the Bureau of Safety and … Continue reading

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Philadelphia and Surrounding Regions Awarded Funds to Revitalize Urban Waters

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week that 37 nationwide organizations will be awarded a total of $2.1 million in federal funding to “help protect and restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support community revitalization”.  6 of these … Continue reading

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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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