Robert B. Stewart Retirement Note

April 4, 2017 | Drinking Water, EPA, Fracking, General RCAP News, Hydraulic Fracturing, Infrastructure, Rural, USDA, Wastewater, Water

FROM: Hope F. Cupit, C.P.A., Board Chair, RCAP Network Dear Partners and Friends of Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) – I am writing this letter to bid farewell to Robert Stewart as he retires from the RCAP Network. It has…

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The Hill: Senate Democrats see farm bill, rural voters as key to 2014 election

June 4, 2013 | Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing, Water

The Hill, a newspaper about happenings on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., has a June 4 article that begins:Senate Democrats hope to pass a five-year farm bill this week and bolster their appeal with rural voters, who they see as…

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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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RCAP to Obama: Recommit to rural America in State of the Union Address

January 15, 2013 | Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing, Regulations

RCAP is among the organizations and groups that sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Jan. 14 asking him to affirm his administration's commitment to rural America as he prepares for his annual State of the Union Address on…

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Former Minnesota Rep. Jim Oberstar on the Clean Water Act

October 16, 2012 | Energy, Federal, Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing, Water

Although he spent 35 years as a Congressman representing northeastern Minnesota, former Representative Jim Oberstar points to something he helped achieve before being elected to Congress as one of his proudest legislative accomplishments. In late 1971, while on the staff…

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Here’s a good explanation of the issue of arsenic in rice

September 20, 2012 | Fracking

Rice getting a rise out of you these days because of concerns of arsenic?Mother Jones posted an article on its website recently that provides some explanations concerning the recent reports of  arsenic in rice.  The relation of rice to water…

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Political wrestling over fracking in Pennsylvania

July 3, 2012 | Drinking Water, Fracking, Gas, Hydraulic Fracturing, Oil

From iWatch News by The Center for Public Integrity:Local leaders sue for right to control location of gas wellsWhen Pennsylvania passed a state law that stripped local authority over where potentially hazardous natural gas wells could be drilled, cities and…

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Video: The Cycle of Insanity: The Real Story of Water” “””

June 21, 2012 | Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing

Description by the video's producers:"The Cycle of Insanity: The Real Story of Water" is a short [actually, about 20 min.], animated film [for adults - not children] made by a collaboration of creative and dedicated volunteers at the Surfrider Foundation.…

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EPA to hold infrastructure operation, maintenance, and management training for tribal water and wastewater operators and leaders

April 24, 2012 | EPA, Fracking, Gas, Hydraulic Fracturing, Oil

Location:  Oklahoma City, Okla., and Albuquerque, N.M.  From May 2 through 4, EPA will be sponsoring a training workshop in Oklahoma City, Okla., for federally- recognized tribes and Alaskan Native Villages to help increase participants’ skills and knowledge in how to…

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DEA National Pharmaceutical Take-Back Day: April 28

April 24, 2012 | Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), with support from EPA, is sponsoring the National Pharmaceutical Take-Back Day on April 28. DEA looks to build upon the success of its first three events, which collected a total of 498 tons of household…

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