EPA’s 2014 budget proposal maintains the strength of core environmental and human-health protections

April 25, 2013 | Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing, Quality, Water

FY 2014 request focuses on transforming the way EPA does businessWASHINGTON (EPA) – The Obama administration proposed a fiscal year 2014 (FY 2014) budget on April 10 of $8.153 billion for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This request is…

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Huffington Post blog: The Water Challenge: A Suddenly Sexy Cause

April 24, 2013 | Compliance, EPA, Regulations

An April 3 post on the Huffington Post's Green blog described the Second National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation taking place all this month. The post describes the growing popularity of this competition and how the race to conserve water…

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Huffington Post blog: The Water Challenge: A Suddenly Sexy Cause

April 24, 2013 | Emergency, EPA, Preparedness, Water, Webinar

An April 3 post on the Huffington Post's Green blog described the Second National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation taking place all this month. The post describes the growing popularity of this competition and how the race to conserve water…

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RCAP Southern affiliate hiring in Oklahoma

April 24, 2013 | General RCAP News

Community Resources Group, the Southern RCAP, has an opening for Operations/Management Specialist in Oklahoma.Primary responsibilities include providing on-site technical assistance to water-supply and wastewater-disposal facilities in small communities and rural areas that are experiencing operational, managerial and/or regulatory compliance-related difficulties…

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EPA proposes to reduce toxic pollutants discharged into waterways by power plants

April 24, 2013 | Water

WASHINGTON (EPA) — In accordance with a consent decree and in line with requirements under the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a range of options to help reduce dangerous pollutants, including mercury, arsenic, lead,…

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EPA’s How’s My Waterway app now has new features

April 24, 2013 | Water

EPA's app and website, How's My Waterway, helps you find information on the condition of your local waterways, what's being done to protect and restore those waterways, and what you can do to help.And now, How's My Waterway lets people…

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EPA webcast on using social indicators in watershed-management projects

April 24, 2013 | EPA, Management, Report, Treatment, Wastewater

Join EPA for a webcast on May 1, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time on using social indicators in watershed-management projects.Working with landowners and managers to find effective and practical solutions to water-quality problems is crucial to…

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USDA Rural Development celebrates Earth Day by Promoting water-quality projects in 32 states

April 24, 2013 | Infrastructure, Report

WASHINGTON (USDA) – As part of USDA's Earth Day celebration, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced April 22 support for projects that will improve water and wastewater services for rural Americans and benefit the environment across the country. The United States…

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Ask your Representative to support HR 1632: The Building Rural Communities Act

April 22, 2013 | Water

Last week, Rep. Steve Southerland II (R-Fla.) introduced HR 1632: The Building Rural Communities Act (BRCA). The bill is cosponsored by Reps. Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.), William Enyart (D-Ill.), Don Young (R-Alaska), Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), Steve Stockman (R-Texas),…

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New national community facilities legislation announced in RCAP community

April 9, 2013 | Conservation

Rep. Steve Southerland II (R-Fla.) announced April 8 that he intends to introduce the Building Rural Communities Act later this week in Congress. He made the announcement while on a visit to Marianna, Fla., a community that the Rural Community…

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