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Study Estimates Dental Costs from Water Fluoridation Cessation in Juneau, Alaska

Study Estimates Dental Costs from Water Fluoridation Cessation in Juneau, Alaska

A recently published study estimated the dental costs from water fluoridation cessation in Juneau, Alaska. In 2007, Juneau voted to...

Budget Gridlock Continues

Budget Gridlock Continues

While traffic in Washington, D.C., has been light this week (minimal gridlock) due to the holidays and the Capitol Christmas...

2018 Retrospective on EPA & National Drinking Water Regulations

2018 Retrospective on EPA & National Drinking Water Regulations

For EPA and national drinking water regulations, 2018 has been relatively quiet compared to other environmental programs at EPA such...

Farm Bill Signed by the President

Farm Bill Signed by the President

Late Thursday (12/20), the President signed a $867 billion (that’s billion with a “b”) Farm Bill. Many of the components...

Confusing Federal Funding Picture Continues

Confusing Federal Funding Picture Continues

It’s 1 PM EST on Friday, December 21st, which means it’s T-11 hours until a possible partial government shutdown at...

EPA and Corps of Engineers Propose a Revised Definition of “Waters of the U.S.”

EPA and Corps of Engineers Propose a Revised Definition of “Waters of the U.S.”

Last week, EPA and the Corps of Engineers signed a proposed rule for a revised definition of “Waters of the...

ECOS Names Its New Executive Director

ECOS Names Its New Executive Director

The Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), the national nonprofit, nonpartisan association of state and territorial environmental commissioners, has announced...

New USGS Study Finds Elevated Levels of Manganese in Private Wells

New USGS Study Finds Elevated Levels of Manganese in Private Wells

A new USGS study reports that about 7 percent of domestic (private) wells in the U.S. have concentrations of manganese at levels that present...

Report Raises Significant Concerns with Flat Federal Funding For Drinking Water

Report Raises Significant Concerns with Flat Federal Funding For Drinking Water

ASDWA has released a report, Beyond Tight Budgets, that raises significant concerns with flat federal funding for state and territorial drinking water...

National Drinking Water Advisory Council Meeting Provides a Few Interesting Tidbits

National Drinking Water Advisory Council Meeting Provides a Few Interesting Tidbits

On December 6-7, EPA held its 2018 meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) in Washington, D.C. The...

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