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.

$2 B in ARRA Funds for Drinking Water Is Small Part of Market

McIlvaine report tracks the needs of water facilities across the country ─American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding or not.

NSF Certifies First Brass Ingot to Standard for Drinking Water

Certification of California Metal–X casting ingot to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 demonstrates compliance with California lead laws.

California Water Package Just Start of Work Ahead

Lawmakers must convince voters to approve $11 billion bond to help finance overhaul of California's infrastructure.

PET Groups Say 2008 Recycling at 27%

Report shows polyethylene terephthalate container recycling rate is up for fifth year.

USGS Says Atlanta Flooding Was Off the Charts

Rains in Atlanta, Ga., returned Lake Lanier and Allatoona Lake to pre-drought levels, creating flooding that overtopped stream gages.

EPA Orders Oregon Ranch Owner to Finish Hazardous Waste Cleanup

Dennis Beetham and D.B. Western will be liable for the cleanup of hazardous waste at the ranch ─ whether he does it or the feds do, EPA says.