New York Times: When a Rig Moves In Next Door (article that surveys support for fracking)

November 17, 2010 | Drinking Water, Fracking, Gas

This article was originally published on Nov. 6, 2010, in The New York Times.By CLIFFORD KRAUSS and TOM ZELLER Jr.In the sparsely populated pastures of De Soto Parish in Louisiana, the ability to extract gas from shale — which can…

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The ProPublica Blog: Pa. environmental agency butts heads with gas drilling company over town’s water woes

October 8, 2010 | Drinking Water, Infrastructure, Policy, Sustainability

Residents of Dimock, Pa., whose water woes have been widely chronicled as a prime example of the hidden costs of natural gas drilling, will get a safe and permanent water supply to replace their methane-contaminated wells, the Pennsylvania Department of…

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Huffington Post: Why You Should Stop Drinking Bottled Water

August 9, 2010 | Drinking Water, EPA

In a blog post from July 27, Brian Clark Howard, a contributor to the Huffington Post, featured a graphic made by Term Life Insurance entitled "Why You Should Stop Drinking Bottled Water." The image breaks down the myth surrounding the…

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EPA to hold listening sessions on potential revisions to water quality standards regulation

August 2, 2010 | Drinking Water

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold two public listening sessions on potential changes to the water quality standards regulation before proposing a national rule. The current regulation, which has been in place since 1983, governs how…

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Need a reason to drink plain old tap water?

July 26, 2010 | Drinking Water, EPA

 We all love our half-caf soy double shot vanilla hazelnut lattes with whipped cream, but a recent article on the Men’s Health magazine website gives a compelling case as to why we should give up these indulgent beverages in favor…

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Consumers Save Money, Water with EPA’s WaterSense Program

July 1, 2010 | Contaminants, Drinking Water, EPA

Showerheads added to the WaterSense product list  WASHINGTON – In 2009, EPA’s WaterSense program helped consumers save more than 36 billion gallons of water and $267 million on their water and sewer bills. That’s nearly four times as much water…

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Seeking broader horizons: RCAP submits broadband funding application

November 17, 2009 | Drinking Water

Originally posted on the RCAP news blog on Aug. 21, 2009Under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, RCAP has submitted an application for $36 million to provide technical assistance and training to small, rural, unserved and underserved communities in all aspects…

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