Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag: water

At least 2% of U.S. public water systems are like Flint’s...

More than five years after Flint’s water crisis first hit the news, the city has successfully lowered the lead levels in its...

Washington state AG sues EPA for repealing state’s water quality standards,...

“Trump’s EPA cannot change important water quality protections at the whim of industry interests. It’s not only disruptive to Washington’s environmental efforts over the past two years, it’s a clear violation of the Clean Water Act.

The story of water

Water is a human right and shouldn't be controlled by corporations whose primary motivation is profit.

‘The polluter should pay:’ Pennsylvania bill aims to ease PFAS-related drinking...

Proposed legislation would use funds from development on contaminated sites to help offset costs of cleaning tainted drinking water.

New search warrants in Flint water crisis probe raise serious and...

"The people of Flint deserve answers. Hopefully this investigation will yield them. And there needs to be accountability for those involved in creating this crisis, including former Governor Snyder."

Flint: 5 years later, and our water is more threatened than...

High levels of lead leached from the old pipes, poisoning a generation of Flint's children, and bacteria responsible for an outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease killed more than a dozen residents.

Judge determines Flint residents can sue US government for water crisis

“The EPA was well aware that the Flint River was highly corrosive and posed a significant danger of lead leaching” into residents’ homes.

Nestlé, stop single use:’ Activists confront company executives at Annual General...

"It's time for Nestlé to really take some responsibility for the magnitude of its contribution to the problem."

US Environmental Protection Agency sweeps Iowa’s water crisis under the rug

Despite over 10,000 factory farms and almost no Clean Water Act regulation, EPA denies petition to withdraw Iowa’s pollution program.

Inconsistent testing standards leads to lead exposure in school drinking water

"The concern is that while we are not taking much action, children are being damaged on a generational level."

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‘Astonishing’ Texas legal Win tops decades of clean-water heroism

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 Sometimes, unstoppable anti-pollution champions must get their feet...

Fracking wastewater may trigger earthquakes for decades even after operations cease

"That has some very interesting and I think important consequences for how we understand the hazard posed by oilfield wastewater disposal."

Trump’s send-them-back doctrine

During the height of Stalin’s purges, the great Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich kept a packed suitcase near the door of his apartment. 

A border patrol agent reveals what it’s really like to guard migrant children

The Border Patrol agent, a veteran with 13 years on the job, had been assigned to the agency’s detention center in McAllen,...