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Safe Drinking Water Act

Celebrating Safe Drinking Water

Michael Deane | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business
Michael Deane

Public and private utilities have played an important role in the shared responsibility of federal and state water quality standards from the beginning.

Drillers Defy Safe Drinking Water Act, Illegally Use Diesel To Frack

ProPublica | Naveena Sadasivam | Posted 08.14.2014 | Green

ProPublica's Naveena Sadasivam Reports: A new report charges that several oil and gas companies have been illegally using diesel fuel in their hydr...

Kate Sheppard

With Waxman's Retirement, Environmental Groups Will Lose A Key Ally In The House | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- After 20 terms in the House of Representatives, California Democrat Henry Waxman is calling it quits. And with his retirement, environ...

Popcorn Preview: Gaslands Part II

Leslie Sisman | Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Gasland Part II (2013) Director: Josh Fox (Gasland, The Sky Is Pink) Genre: Documentary (120 minutes) "We have a supply of natural gas that wil...

On A Wyoming Ranch, Uranium Mining Trumps Clean Water

Posted 12.26.2012 | Green

ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports: GILLETTE, Wyo.— On a lonely stretch at the edge of the Great Plains, rolling grassland presses up agains...

16 Water Recommendations for the Next President

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 12.16.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

We must not let the nation's superb water resources deteriorate, and we must work to improve the management and protection of our water systems.

Time for a 21st Century U.S. Water Policy

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 09.27.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Our national water challenges are part of a broader set of global water problems. Basic water services, including safe and affordable drinking water and sanitation, are still unavailable for between two and three billion people around the world.

Congress, Tap Water, Bottled Water, and the Inauguration of the Next President

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 10.20.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

I'd like to hear the Joint Congressional Committee on Inauguration Ceremonies state publicly why D.C. tap water is unacceptable for the next Presidential Inauguration and then explain to the public why extremely expensive bottled water from New York is the answer.

A New Approach to Hydraulic Fracturing Safety

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.05.2012 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

The recent boom in domestic oil and gas development, spurred by new technologies in geologic interpretation, horizontal drilling, completion techniqu...

'Green News Report' - December 15, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Arsenic a...

Weekly Mulch: The Dirty Truth about Natural Gas and Energy Innovation

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The argument against natural gas got a boost this week, when a congressional investigation turned up evide...

The EPA -- Judge Them by Their Enemies

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

The EPA may be the most effective agency in the Obama administration and they are delivering on their legal mandate to protect the environment and human health.

Halliburton & Other 'Fracking' Companies May Have Violated Safe Drinking Water Act

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Oil and gas companies have injected more than 32 million gallons of fluids containing diesel fuel underground without first getting...

When Truth Is Scarier Than Fiction

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

The only way we're going to defeat the gas industry and protect our water is if people become informed about its dangerous ongoing practices on a massive scale.

Taking on Karl Rove

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Ruffalo

2010-11-01-frackingflame.jpg Congressman Maurice Hinchey is right to ask questions of gas companies that want to begin using hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas from deep underground.

Lessons from Dimock, PA: Calling for a Moratorium on Natural Gas Drilling in New York

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

Do we take the dirty-energy money and run and screw the consequences? Or do we build something more sustainable that doesn't hurt the people around us? Which do you choose?

Natural Gas Drilling: Calling on New York to Stop This Unnatural Process

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

I don't know when America got to the point where someone can pour 590 chemicals into the ground with impunity -- where we have to argue for our right to know what's in our water and to protect our families.

Scope of EPA's Fracking Study Raises Ire of Gas Industry

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A controversial upcoming study of hydraulic fracturing could affect Congress' decision whether to repeal an exemption that shields the fracturing process from federal regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

EPA Principles for Safe Drinking Water? I'll Drink to That!

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

You may be able to judge if a glass is half full or half empty, but there is no such thing as a glass of water that is only half polluted.

Millions In U.S. Drink Contaminated Water, Records Show | CHARLES DUHIGG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

More than 20 percent of the nation's water treatment systems have violated key provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act over the last five years, acc...

Natural Gas Industry Executives Come Out In Favor Of More Trasparency

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The oil and gas industry is starting to see some cracks in its to-date united front against federal oversight of the common drilling practice known as...

Underlying Questions Remain About Natural-Gas Drilling

Susan Cosier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Cosier

The race to drill for natural gas has never been so furious as it has been over the last few years. Yet, still lingering is the question of whether the process could contaminate groundwater.