Census expert: Rural areas risk being overlooked

March 30, 2010 | EPA

DURHAM, N.H. – As the United States prepares for the 2010 census, rural areas are at risk of being undercounted, says demographer William O’Hare, senior policy fellow at the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire and a senior…

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EPA Decentralized Wastewater Management E-Handbook now available

March 30, 2010 | EPA

The EPA Office of Wastewater Management has recently expanded its Handbook for Managing Onsite and Clustered (Decentralized) Wastewater Treatment Systems with the addition of an E-Handbook. The E-Handbook features resource guides containing detailed information on the 13 management program elements…

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RCAP staff member testifies before House subcommittee

March 23, 2010 | Assessment, Clean Water Act, EPA, Training

Chris Fierros, Chief Operating Officer of Midwest Assistance Program, the Midwest RCAP, testified March 23 before the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops, and Foreign Agriculture. The subcommittee’s Capitol Hill hearing was to review efforts to…

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EPA Administrator outlines new vision for clean, safe drinking water

March 23, 2010 | Clean Water Act, EPA

WASHINGTON (EPA) - In a speech today at the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) annual conference in Washington, D.C., U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced the agency is developing a broad new set of strategies to strengthen public…

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EPA seeks applications for environmental community grants

December 29, 2009 | Environment, EPA

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making $2 million available in 2010 to reduce pollution at the local level through the Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) program. CARE is a community-based program that works with county…

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Study finds hundreds of pollutants in nation’s tap water

December 15, 2009 | EPA

WASHINGTON, DC - Tap water in many large metropolitan areas is polluted with a cocktail of chemical contaminants. These pollutants usually don't violate any legal standards, but they often come in potentially toxic combinations that raise serious questions about the…

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