Pennsylvania Natural Gas Study Reveals No Major Spills In Surface Water But Did Not Examine Aquifers

PITTSBURGH (AP), March 12, 2013 — Pennsylvania’s waterways show little evidence of damage from toxic chemical spills from its fast-growing natural gas industry, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences.

The study examined the impact of gas drilling on surface water from the drilling boom but did

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Board of Public Works Approves $76 Million in Grants for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

Grants Will Reduce Nutrient Pollution, Improve Infrastructure

BALTIMORE, MD (December 19, 2012) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $76 million in grants today to reduce pollution and improve water quality by upgrading and maintaining wastewater treatment plants and reducing sedimentation in waterways. The Board is composed of Governor Martin O’Malley, Treasurer

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EPA and TDEC to Recognize Tennessee Water and Wastewater Utilities for Energy Savings

ATLANTA – At a ceremony in Nashville next Thursday, EPA and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) officials will recognize seven water and wastewater utilities throughout Tennessee that have reduced energy demand at their facilities by more than 15 percent. Reducing energy consumption will result in cost savings for the utilities and their customers,

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Mayors to discuss Mississippi River sustainability

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several mayors of cities along the Mississippi River will gather in St. Louis this week to discuss ways to make the mighty waterway more sustainable.

Thursday’s gathering comes amid one of the worst droughts in recent memory. Low water on the Mississippi continues to affect river traffic and recreation.

The meeting

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Sustainable farming controls water flow

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Much of agriculture’s success depends on effective water management, which must be done to keep both farmland and surrounding areas healthy.

Agriculture was a $6.7 billion industry in Mississippi last year, and the state is on track to match that value in 2012. That makes agriculture big business with a big responsibility

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Philadelphia Green Infrastructure Initiative to Help Restore Clean Water, Support Green Jobs

PHILADELPHIA (August 15, 2012) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society today announced a $58,000 grant for a new initiative for restoring clean water, improving neighborhoods and supporting green jobs in the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford watershed in Philadelphia, Pa. “EPA is committed to restoring our urban waters and supporting green techniques to control

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DNREC accepting grant proposals through Aug. 29 for surface water project planning

DOVER, DE – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting project proposals from state, county and municipal governments and governmental subdivisions for matching grants for surface water project planning. Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m. Aug. 29, 2012. The Surface Water Matching Planning Grant program is a set-aside in the state’s Clean Water

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Public-private partnership teams for water sustainability project

CHARLOTTE, NC, July 10, 2012 — Envision Charlotte and the City of Charlotte, NC, are collaborating with leading solution providers to design and install a new water measurement and efficiency program entitled “Smart Water Nowsm”. Envision Charlotte is a collaborative partnership among major employers, building owners and managers along with municipal and technology leaders in

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N.C. House vote on water rules affects controversial Durham project

RALEIGH, N.C. — Cities would be required to provide water and sewer service to all property owners within their urban growth areas under a bill House members gave initial to Tuesday. It also extends the time new developers have to comply with laws to decrease pollution in Jordan Lake by two years.

The bill received

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EPA awards water grants in Tenn., Ky. and N.C.

(ATLANTA – June 26, 2012) At a ceremony today in Grove Park, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a $50,000 grant to Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) to expand the environmental group’s Neighborhood Water Watch program in Atlanta’s urban core. The organization is one of just five recipients chosen in the Southeast and 46 nationally to

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