Increased oversight of state programs is essential in light of public concern in the wake of events in Flint, Michigan.
Lately I’ve been thinking about signs I’ve seen scattered around neighborhoods in Bakersfield with the proclamation, “Bakersfield – Life As It Should Be.” They’re kidding, right?
Our approach to drinking water protection - “Putting Drinking Water First” - feels light years away from the crisis in Flint, with seemingly nothing to offer based on what we have learned about the causes of this situation.
Highlights from some of Clean Water's favorite insights and developments this year in the world of oil and gas, drinking water protection and climate change.
EPA’s multi-year multimillion-dollar study of the impacts of fracking on drinking water on resources is important and will inform the debate around expanded oil and gas development for years to come.
Some members of Congress and their polluter friends are determined to pile on dozens of anti-environmental policy riders to the fiscal year 2016 spending bill. Congress must pass a new spending bill or agree on another extension by December 11th to avoid a government shutdown. Democratic leaders in Congress and the White House have been calling for a clean spending bill, but many Republicans are trying to use this opportunity to undermine virtually every single policy priority of the Obama administration – from the Affordable Care Act to the Clean Power Plan to the Clean Water Rule.
Spending bills should be about dollars and cents, not about pushing ideological riders.stre
Today’s release of the fourth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule won’t make headline news, but it is an important piece of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) work to implement the Safe Drinking Water Act and to protect public health. Two weeks ago, EPA also published Algal Toxin Risk Assessment and Management Strategic Plan for Drinking Water. These actions are connected not only by their relationship to drinking water research and potential regulation, but by what they tell us about opportunities to prevent drinking water contamination.
This week kicks off the highly anticipated Conference of the Parties (#COP21) meeting in Paris. Virtually every country in the world has agreed to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and this meeting will hash out how exactly how the world can reach our collective goal. World leaders agree that the climate is changing rapidly, the impacts are happening now, humans activities are the leading cause, and the world needs to take action, now.