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EPA Releases PFAS Action Plan

EPA Releases PFAS Action Plan

This morning (2/14), EPA released its PFAS Action Plan. The Plan has 64 pages of text, so it takes some...

Apparent Deal Struck to Avoid Second Partial Government Shutdown

Apparent Deal Struck to Avoid Second Partial Government Shutdown

Given the latest news from Capitol Hill, the second government shutdown that could have started at midnight appears have been...

New Executive Order on Buy-American Preferences Published

New Executive Order on Buy-American Preferences Published

Late last week, the President signed Executive Order 13858 – “Strengthening Buy-American Preferences for Infrastructure Projects” – that was published...

USGS Publishes New Study on Stream Health

USGS Publishes New Study on Stream Health

The U.S. Geologic Study (USGS) recently published a study that linked chemical and physical stressors associated with urban development to...

Shutdown Day 35

Shutdown Day 35

Today (1/25), marks Day 35 of the partial federal government shutdown. While this shutdown has lasted longer than many would...

ASDWA Summarizes States’ Challenges in Comments to EPA on Draft Toxicity Assessments for GenX and PFBS

ASDWA Summarizes States’ Challenges in Comments to EPA on Draft Toxicity Assessments for GenX and PFBS

In mid-November, EPA released draft toxicity assessments for GenX and PFBS. Comments were due to EPA yesterday (1/22) and ASDWA...

ASDWA Co-signs Infrastructure Letter with 90 Other Organizations

ASDWA Co-signs Infrastructure Letter with 90 Other Organizations

ASDWA co-signed a letter to Congressional leadership, along with 90 other organizations, urging them to include funding and financing for...

Shutdown Day 28

Shutdown Day 28

Today (1/18) marks Day 28 of the partial federal government shutdown and while 18 and 28 provide some numerical symmetry, it's challenging to find anything positive to say about the situation between Congress and the President.

New Study Published on Nitrate and Environmental Justice

New Study Published on Nitrate and Environmental Justice

Researchers from the Silent Spring Institute recently published a study analyzing socioeconomic impacts from nitrate in U.S. drinking water. The study compiled nitrate data from 39,466 community water systems from 2010-2014 and linked this data with both city- and county-level demographic data from the Census Bureau. 

ASTHO Releases New Drinking Water Preparedness Report

ASTHO Releases New Drinking Water Preparedness Report

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) recently published a new report on the state of water preparedness. This report is based on the results from a 2018 survey of state and territorial directors of public health preparedness and environmental health.

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