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  • NACWA Urges Congress to Reject Clean Water Cuts

    The Obama Administration has proposed a significant decrease in funding for critical Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). These funds are used by water and wastewater utilities among others to provide services that help repair the country’s crumbling water infrastructure and protect human health and the environment. These funds have been ...

  • Pakistani scientists reject flood criticism

    Pakistani meteorologists have rejected claims that last year's flood damage could have been reduced if they had collaborated with a major European forecasting centre. The floods, which occurred last July, killed just under 2,000 people, disrupted the lives of 20 million and damaged a fifth of the country. A study — accepted for publication by Geophysical Research Letters — said that ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • California Senate Rejects Moratorium on Fracking

    The California State Senate today rejected a bill that would have imposed a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, acidizing and other controversial forms of oil and gas development. The vote comes despite new polling released last week from the Natural Resources Defense ...

  • Chile Rejects $8 Billion Dam Project in Patagonia

    Chile's government rejected an $8 billion proposal to dam Patagonian rivers to meet the country's growing energy demands, handing a victory to environmentalists who praised Tuesday's ruling as a landmark moment. A ministerial commission rejected the HidroAysen plan, which would have tamed two of the world's wildest rivers and built more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) of power lines to ...


    By Associated Press

  • Business leaders call for rejection of keystone XL pipeline

    The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), a coalition of 45 business organizations, urged President Obama to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline. “Contrary to the claims of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Petroleum Institute and other pipeline advocates who threaten political retaliation if the pipeline is not approved, Keystone XL would not deliver on jobs, energy, safety or ...

  • North Texas city rejects partial fracking ban

    The council governing a North Texas city that sits atop a large natural gas reserve rejected a bid earlyWednesday morning to ban further permitting of hydraulic fracturing in the community after eight hours of public testimony. Denton City Council members voted down the petition 5-2, sending the proposal to a public ballot in November. ...


    By Associated Press

  • California sues EPA for rejecting tailpipe emissions law

    The California government today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 'wrongfully and illegally' blocking the state's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions standards. Fifteen other states joined the California lawsuit, and in addition, five nonprofit groups today filed suit challenging the EPA's decision. The waiver, allowing California to enact and enforce standards ...

  • Water Sector Coalition Urges Congress to Reject Proposed Cuts to the SRFs

    April 3 2014, NACWA along with a coalition of water sector and municipal groups sent the attached letters to House and Senate Appropriators, urging them to reject the cuts proposed in the Administration’s FY 2015 budget request and continue the FY 2014 funding levels of at least $1.449 billion and $907 million for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean ...

  • SFPUC Rejects Hearing on Future of Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley

    In spite of solid evidence that utilizing Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley as a water storage facility is unnecessary, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has rejected a request by Restore Hetch Hetchy (RHH) to hold a public hearing on the feasibility and benefits of restoring the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park. ...


    By PRWeb

  • US Coast Guard’s decision to reject the MPN test method

    On July 12th the US Coast Guard denied DESMI Ocean Guard’s appeal regarding USCG’s initial decision to reject the use of the MPN test method in type approval testing of ballast water treatment systems. Even though DESMI is considering all options, a test program for the RayClean system has already been launched in order to demonstrate compliance with the FDA test method accepted by ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Enbridge and BC: First Nations Reject Christy Clark's Sales Pitch

    First Nations are speaking out against Premier Christy Clark's attention-grabbing plan to approve the Enbridge pipelines and tankers in exchange for payments from Alberta. The Yinka Dene Alliance, a group of five First Nations in BC's interior who hold more than 25% of the proposed pipeline route in their territories, are leading opponents of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline ...


    By Marketwire

  • Senate Rejects Bid to Force Approval of Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

    Despite strong lobbying by oil-industry allies, the U.S. Senate tonight defeated an effort to approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The following is a statement by Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council: “The bill would have turned Congress into a permitting authority, overriding environmental law, and giving a green light to a pipeline ...

  • Oil Sands: First Nations Reject Latest Enbridge Pipeline Equity Offer

    Last night at a public meeting in Prince George, the five First Nations of the Yinka Dene Alliance told Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines President John Carruthers that they categorically reject the company's revenue-sharing offer. Tuesday night's rejection responds to the more detailed financial and job offer Enbridge set out last week. The decision is especially significant because the five ...


    By Marketwire

  • Water Groups urge house appropriations subcommittee on interior, environment, and related agencies to reject the proposed reductions to the CWSRF and DWSRF in the President’s FY14 Budget Request

    The American Public Works Association, American Water Works Association, Association of Clean Water Administrators, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, Council on Infrastructure Financing Authorities, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, and Water Environment Federation submitted joint testimony on Thursday to the House ...

  • 50+ Groups Urge Congress to Reject $1 Billion in Cuts to USDA Conservation Programs

    A coalition of more than 50 agriculture and conservation groups representing millions of Americans today are urging lawmakers to reject nearly $1 billion in proposed cuts to farm bill conservation programs.  The organizations are asking the House Appropriations Committee to "ensure that reasonable funding levels are continued" when the ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • President Has All Information Needed to Reject Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

    The following is a statement by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, international program director of the Natural Resources Defense Council, on the State Department’s final environmental impact statement for the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline: “Even though the State Department continues to downplay clear evidence that the Keystone XL pipeline would lead to tar sands expansion and ...

  • Water treatment company helping to save water

    As drought conditions worsen across the United States, VRTX™ Technologies is giving businesses a way to go green by conserving water in cooling towers and evaporative condensers without chemicals being used to treat the water in the system. VRTX currently saves approximately 800 million gallons of reusable water each year. In evaporative cooling, water is used to reject heat in HVAC systems or ...


    By VRTX Technologies

  • Water contamination detector

    A contamination event at a UK water pumping station was successfully detected by the Chelsea Technologies FASTtracka II system. The event was automatically detected using the FASTtracka II, Fast Repetition Rate (FRR) chlorophyll a fluorometer combined with a novel Red, Amber, Green (RAG) algorithm, which has been developed to provide continuous, real-time protection for water supplies at the ...

  • Power Outages & Waste Water

    With the onslaught of problems from last week’s high winds and rain, getting power restored to waste water treatment plants has been difficult and troublesome. In our quest to find alternative means to these problems, August BioPro are developing a solution for group schemes and municipal treatment plants that will not only help in the 24/7 power requirement of a utility that needs to be on ...


    By BioPro Ireland

  • Water re-use advocate receives 2015 Stockholm Industry Water Award

    “CH2M is thrilled to be the recipient of the 2015 Stockholm Industry Water Award. The advances in water re-use technology developed by CH2M have helped revolutionize water re-use and availability, and build safe long-term water supplies for communities around the world. But without our clients, none of this would be possible,” said Jacqueline Hinman, Chairman and CEO of CH2M, after ...

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