Drop of Knowledge Special Edition: COVID-19 Policy Developments

April 6, 2020 | Blog, General RCAP News, Policy

During the last three weeks, the U.S. Congress has approved and the President has signed into law multiple phases of legislation – Phase I (H.R. 6074), Phase II (H.R. 6201) and Phase III (H.R.748) – addressing the COVID-19 crisis in a variety of ways. Congress is…

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Want better policy? Bring in the Technologists

January 30, 2019 | Policy

Written by: Cecilia Muñoz is the vice president of Public Interest Technology and Local Initiatives at New America and formerly served as the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council under President Obama. Nathan Ohle is the executive director…

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RCAP Celebrates America’s Water Infrastructure Act’s (AWIA) Benefits to Rural America

October 11, 2018 | Blog, Congress, General RCAP News, Policy, Press Releases

Washington, DC (October 11, 2018) – This week the United States Congress passed America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.  The Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. (RCAP) is excited to see Congress reauthorize robust funding levels in the Safe Drinking Water…

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RCAP Joins Industry Colleagues in Support of Farm Bill Provision

July 20, 2018 | Blog, Farm Bill, General RCAP News, Policy, Press Releases

Washington, DC (July 20, 2018) – As the United States Congress moves toward conference negotiations regarding the five-year comprehensive Farm Bill, the Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. (RCAP) joined the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), the Water Quality Association (WQA),…

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RCAP Stands with Senators for Legislation on Wastewater and Septic Systems

April 27, 2018 | Blog, General RCAP News, Policy, Press Releases

The Rural Community Assistance Partnership Stands with U.S. Senators to Endorse Legislation Aimed at Improving Wastewater and Septic Systems in Rural America Washington, D.C. (April 27, 2018)- This week, the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) strongly endorsed two bipartisan bills sponsored…

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RCAP Responds to White House’s Infrastructure Plan and Proposed Budget

February 13, 2018 | Blog, General RCAP News, Infrastructure, Policy, Press Releases

The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) is committed to working with the White House and Congress on infrastructure projects benefiting rural America    Washington, DC (Feb. 12, 2018) – For more than four decades, the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP)…

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Waters of the U.S.” proposed guidance “””

May 4, 2011 | EPA, Policy, Report

Americans depend on clean and abundant water. However, over the past decade, interpretations of Supreme Court rulings removed some critical waters from federal protection and caused confusion about which waters and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act. As…

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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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EPA to Initiate Rulemaking to Reduce Harmful Effects of Sanitary Sewer Overflows

June 2, 2010 | EPA, Policy

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is initiating  rulemaking to better protect the environment and public health from the harmful effects of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) and basement backups. In many cities, SSOs and basement backups occur because…

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