Huffington Post blog: The Water Challenge: A Suddenly Sexy Cause

April 24, 2013 | Compliance, EPA, Regulations

An April 3 post on the Huffington Post's Green blog described the Second National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation taking place all this month. The post describes the growing popularity of this competition and how the race to conserve water…

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Updated Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool Available for download

January 31, 2013 | Compliance, EPA, Regulations

An updated version of EPA's Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) is now available for download. The tool assists drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities in identifying climate-change threats, assessing potential consequences, and evaluating adaptation options.  Increasing climate readiness…

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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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EPA enforcement in 2012 protects communities from harmful pollution

December 18, 2012 | EPA, Regulations, Water

WASHINGTON (EPA) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released Dec. 17 its annual enforcement results, showing significant environmental and public health protections achieved – a reduction of 2.2 billion pounds of air, water and land pollution, as well as…

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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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EPA announces opportunity to apply for 2013 environmental-justice small grants

October 16, 2012 | Compliance, Quality, Regulations, Water

WASHINGTON (EPA) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Oct. 15 that it is seeking applicants for a total of $1.5 million in environmental-justice small grants to be awarded in 2013. EPA’s environmental-justice efforts aim to ensure equal environmental…

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Missouri newspaper: ‘Clean water is as much a job creator as any’

August 20, 2012 | Clean Water Act, EPA, Federal, Regulations, Water

The HazlewoodPatch, a local newspaper in Hazlewood, Mo., has an Aug. 16 article with the headline "In Tough Economy, Midwest Businesses Say Jobs Depend on Clean Water."The article begins:"As the largest watershed in the United States, the Mississippi River Basin…

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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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EPA launches new strategy to promote use of green infrastructure for environmental and economic benefits

May 2, 2011 | Clean Water Act, EPA, Regulations

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a new strategy to promote the use of green infrastructure by cities and towns to reduce stormwater runoff that pollutes our nation’s streams, creeks, rivers, lakes and coastal waters. Green…

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Politico: Main Content The GOP’s secret EPA love

March 7, 2011 | EPA, Regulations

On March 3, Politico ran a front-page article about Obama's federal budget proposal and what it would do to the state revolving funds of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.RCAP's regional partners, which carry out the national network's work with small,…

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