RCAP at work in Ohio: Buckeye Lake

October 29, 2010 | General RCAP News

Community found success with regionalizationMayor Frank Foster of Buckeye Lake Village, located about 30 miles southeast of Columbus, says it was a day 20 years in the making. On June 24, 2009, ground was broken on the village’s project to bring…

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USDA releases report on the impact of the Recovery Act on America’s rural communities

October 25, 2010 | Rural

Over 300,000 jobs are estimated to have been saved or created, millions of Americans will benefit from improved servicesWASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2010 (USDA) – USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager today issued a report on how the agency's…

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EPA to provide technical assistance on sustainable growth and development

October 25, 2010 | Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing

WASHINGTON (EPA) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has chosen eight communities to receive technical assistance on sustainable growth and development issues. The assistance will help local governments address infrastructure constraints, protect water quality, set development standards, and create…

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Philly academy study finds gas drilling threatens streams

October 18, 2010 | Congress, Rural

Posted on Tue, Oct. 12, 2010By Sandy BauersInquirer Staff WriterA preliminary study by Academy of Natural Sciences researchers suggests that even without spills or other accidents, drilling for natural gas in Pennsylvania's rich Marcellus Shale formation could degrade nearby streams.The…

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Information on innovative and emerging energy-conservation measures to help wastewater utilities reduce energy consumption

October 18, 2010 | General RCAP News

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) commitment to expanding cost saving, energy conservation, and efficiency programs, it is releasing a new technical document to assist municipal utility owners and operators in finding information on cost-effective energy-management and…

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EPA issues Clean Water and Drinking Water Infrastructure Sustainability Policy

October 13, 2010 | Jobs, Rural

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a Clean Water and Drinking Water Infrastructure Sustainability Policy with the goal of increasing the sustainability of water and wastewater infrastructure in the United States. Communities across the country are facing challenges…

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Computerworld: Stuxnet worm impacts SCADA systems

October 13, 2010 | Development, EPA, Sustainability

The Stuxnet worm is a "groundbreaking" piece of malware so devious in its use of unpatched vulnerabilities and so sophisticated in its multipronged approach that the security researchers who tore it apart believe it may be the work of state-backed…

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EPA lays out five-year plan on agency priorities

October 13, 2010 | General RCAP News

WASHINGTON (EPA) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its fiscal year (FY) 2011 to 2015 strategic plan, which provides a blueprint for advancing EPA’s mission and Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s priorities.This plan presents five strategic goals for…

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New articles available on Water We Drink website

October 12, 2010 | Fracking, Natural Gas, Pollution

The Water We Drink: Small Community Outreach Campaign, which offers information about maintaining safe, sustainable, and secure water supplies in small and rural communities, has added new content to its website.The website is a joint effort of RCAP and the…

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The Rural Blog: Independent review supports EPA’s findings of MTR on water quality

October 8, 2010 | Energy, EPA

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency's independent Science Advisory Board's first draft review of EPA's research into mountaintop removal supports the agency's findings that mountaintop removal negatively affects water quality. "In their draft review, the SAB supports EPA’s scientific research and…

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