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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.

ABC Innovation in Certification Conference Highlights Water Operator Challenges and Opportunities

ABC Innovation in Certification Conference Highlights Water Operator Challenges and Opportunities

The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) held its 2019 Innovation in Certification conference last week in Savannah, Georgia and...

Senate Hearing On Andrew Wheeler to be Permanent EPA Administrator

Senate Hearing On Andrew Wheeler to be Permanent EPA Administrator

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler testified today before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee as the Senate begins considering whether he should be confirmed as the permanent administrator as President Trump has requested. 

Shutdown Day 21

Shutdown Day 21

Friday, January 11, marks Day 21 of the partial federal government shutdown. This ties the record set in December 1995 for the longest funding gap in the modern era of federal budgets. Today (1/11) also marks the day that some 800,000 federal workers will miss their first paycheck. Assuming a deal isn't reached today (which isn't very likely), Saturday, January 12 will set a new record. Every day the shutdown continues beyond January 12 will continue to set a new record.

House Creates New Climate Panel

House Creates New Climate Panel

During the Democrats first day as the majority party in the House of Representatives, they passed a rules package that...

Register for Two Webinars on Lead Service Line Replacement

Register for Two Webinars on Lead Service Line Replacement

The Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative has just announced two new webinars in their series on issues surrounding lead service...

PFAS Progress in Canada and Michigan

PFAS Progress in Canada and Michigan

Last December Health Canada released technical documents on PFOA and PFOS that assessed health risks, incorporated multiple studies, and considered...

NH Proposes Lower Arsenic Drinking Water Standard

NH Proposes Lower Arsenic Drinking Water Standard

Last Friday (1/4), the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) submitted a report to its legislature that recommended lowering...

Senate Confirms Head of CEQ and Another EPA Assistant Administrator

Senate Confirms Head of CEQ and Another EPA Assistant Administrator

During the last few hours of the 115th Congress on January 2nd, the Senate approved Mary Neumayr to lead the...

Shutdown Day 14

Shutdown Day 14

Today (Friday, 1/4), marks Day 14 of the partial federal government shutdown. Like the stock market, predicting how long this...

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