How the fiscal cliff would affect rural areas

December 10, 2012 | Enforcement, EPA, Pollution, Regulations

If you're afraid to ask the stupid question of what the fiscal cliff is and are wondering how it might affect you as a resident of a rural area, the Daily Yonder blog has provided an excellent explanation in simple…

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Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development tweets about water infrastructure

June 19, 2012 | Enforcement, EPA, Infrastructure

On June 19, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Doug O’Brien hosted June's virtual office hours for the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Twitter. O’Brien discussed the Obama administration’s efforts to create a rural America that’s built to last, through…

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From the What’ll they think of next?” files”””

November 23, 2011 | Enforcement, EPA, Pollution

You've heard of bottled water. Introducing boxed water.A Grand Rapids, Mich.-based company bills itself as "part sustainable water company, part art project, part philanthropic project, and completely curious. Boxed Water Is Better, is a boxed water company."The description on its…

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EPA launches green products web portal for Pollution Prevention Week

September 21, 2011 | Enforcement, EPA

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is observing Pollution Prevention (P2) Week (Sept. 19 to 25, 2011) by launching a new tool designed to provide Americans easy access to information about everyday products like home appliances, electronics and…

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Newsweek: The Democrats’ Last, Best Hope

May 9, 2011 | Compliance, Drinking Water, Enforcement, EPA, Regulations, Safe Drinking Water Act

Newsweek magazine's online edition posted a feature article May 1 about a Democratic senator from Montana who exemplifies the Democrats' situation heading into the next election and how their prospects could hinge on rural voters. The article notes: “The math is…

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RCAP in the news: United Way director discusses RCAP with lawmakers

March 11, 2011 | Enforcement, EPA

The subject of this news article attended RCAP's annual fly-in in February in Washington, D.C., an organized week of visits by RCAP staff and board members of RCAP's regional partners to representatives on Capitol Hill.From the Port Clinton (Ohio) News Herald:Written…

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AP Texas News: Driller denies that it contaminated Texas aquifer

December 10, 2010 | Compliance, Enforcement, EPA, Pollution

This article was originally posted Dec. 8 hereBy RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTIAssociated Press © 2010 The Associated PressHOUSTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an emergency order against a Texas gas driller Tuesday, accusing the company of contaminating an aquifer and…

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