Environmental Protection

Water


Water Associations, DOL, EPA Release Competency Model

The model is designed to increase the pool of certified and experienced water sector professionals through various training and career advancement solutions.

USGS: Pesticide Levels Down or Unchanged in Corn Belt Rivers

Study says declines follow lower application rates and EPA regulatory action over the period 1996 to 2006.

California American Water Urges 'No Drugs Down the Drain'

Utility urges San Diego County residents to properly dispose of pharmaceutical waste.

New Pesticide Labeling Should Control Spray Drift

EPA is seeking comments on proposed guidance that should make label directions more uniform, specific, and protective of human health.

California American Water Kicks Off Winter Conservation

The education campaign includes free water audits, leak detection kits, rebates and more.

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Green Footstep Helps Building Become Part of Solution

Rocky Mountain Institute's tool shows architects, engineers, and developers how much their building is contributing to greenhouse gas levels and reveals design targets to achieve carbon neutrality.



GEI to Engineer Long Hollow Dam and Reservoir

The Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority and the La Plata Water Conservancy District are expecting a new dam and reservoir to improve administration of Colorado/New Mexico La Plata River Compact.

Ex-Im Bank Carbon Policy Encourages Renewables

The Export-Import Bank of the United States says it wants to help American manufacturers produce green technology for the world.

Murray to Serve on Water Utility's Board of Directors

California American Water said that former state senator Kevin Murray has joined its governing board.

Environmental Justice Grant Requests Are Due Jan. 8

EPA expects to award about 40 grants of up to $25,000 each for projects that address environmental and public health issues in communities.

IPI Survey: Economists Agree Climate Change Puts Economy at Risk

A price on carbon will increase incentives for efficiency and innovation, according to nearly all of the 144 economists who responded to NYU's Institute for Policy Integrity survey.

EPA Orders Pesticide Testing for Hormone Effects

Over the next four months, manufacturers will test 67 chemicals using a battery of scientific assays and test guidelines from EPA.

Alaska Fish Processor Faces Possible Fine for Discharges

EPA says Chilkoot Fish & Caviar allegedly discharged fish waste without a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit.

Teams from 36 Southland High Schools Vie for Solar Cup

California students build and race solar-powered boats in Metropolitan Water District's program highlighting natural and renewable resources.

Point Carbon: ExxonMobil Most Exposed under Cap and Trade

Calculating carbon cost to the largest emitters of greenhouse gases, Point Carbon says Southern is most vulnerable and Exelon more prosperous.

Washington Ups Discharge Permit Fees 9.8% Through 2011

The Department of Ecology's fee increase will affect dairies, boatyards, aquatic pest control operations and other holders of municipal, industrial, and stormwater permits.

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