EPA’s Science Advisory Board announces independent panel to peer review agency’s hydraulic fracturing research

March 29, 2013 | General RCAP News

WASHINGTON (EPA) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) independent Science Advisory Board (SAB)  announced March 25 the formation of its Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory panel. This panel of independent experts will peer review EPA’s 2014 draft report of results…

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EPA survey finds more than half of the nation’s river and stream miles in poor condition

March 29, 2013 | General RCAP News

WASHINGTON (EPA) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released Marcy 26 the results of the first comprehensive survey looking at the health of thousands of stream and river miles across the country, finding that more than half – 55 percent…

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Today is World Water Day!

March 22, 2013 | Climate Change, EPA

Today is World Water Day, a day to mark the importance of water in our lives. To RCAP, however, every day is a day to be concerned about water, and our mission is to assist small, rural communities in particular…

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USDA official discusses changing the definition of ‘rural’

March 8, 2013 | General RCAP News

Writing for the Daily Yonder blog, Doug O'Brien, deputy undersecretary for Rural Development programs in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, weighs in on the discussion about the USDA's definition of "rural.""[T]he different definitions cause confusion for our stakeholders and sometimes…

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