July 26, 2014--How frustration and inaction color EPA's efforts to enforce the Clean Water Act (Huffington Post)

For years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been frustrated in its efforts to pursue hundreds of cases of water pollution — repeatedly tied up in legal fights about exactly what bodies of water it has the authority to monitor and protect. Efforts in Congress to clarify the EPA's powers have been defeated.

First Quarter 2009 WIP Newsletter Now Available!

The March 2009 WIP newsletter is now available. This is our first issue to focus on 'Women and Water.' We hope you enjoy and please provide us with your comments.

New Film Honoring Rachel Carson

This year’s National Women’s History Month will honor Rachel Carson, the pioneer of the modern environmental movement, with more than 100 nationwide screenings of the newly released film, A Sense of Wonder.

EPA Born Nearly 40 Years Ago

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was born in 1970--a time when rivers caught fire and cities were hidden under dense clouds of smoke. As taken from their website, the U.S.

Rachel Carson—Mother to Environmental Protection Agency and Clean Water Act

Marine biologist, Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1962, calling attention to the threat of toxic chemicals to people and the environment.  Yet in a letter to The New Yorker protesting the publication of her book, the following was written:

May 20, 2008--Greeley partners with EPA to save water (Fort Collins Now)

Greeley’s water department is teaming with the U.S Environmental Protection Agency to help residents save water and themselves some money. The EPA is working with Greeley to help residents identify water-saving fixtures to purchase for their homes and is helping identify water-saving practices.

May 19, 2007--Three companies pay $500,000 for Scottsdate water pollution (Environmental News Service)

Motorola, Inc., Siemens Corp. and GlaxoSmithKline will collectively pay a $500,000 civil penalty for system failures that led to the release of trichloroethylene, TCE, into the public drinking water system in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.

May 6, 2008--EPA might not act to limit rocket fuel in drinking water (Denver Post)

An EPA official said Tuesday there's a "distinct possibility" the agency won't take action to rid drinking water of a toxic rocket fuel ingredient that has contaminated public water supplies around the country. Democratic senators called that unacceptable.

April 27, 2008--Water failing state's tests (Denver Post)

People in 37 small communities across the state are drinking tap water that violates new health standards for radioactive contaminants, according to state records. Health officials are now trying to help those water systems — serving 30,000 people — remove the naturally occurring uranium and radium radionuclides, which pose a threat of cancer and kidney damage.

April 15, 2008--Justices to rule on utilities, waterways (Denver Post)

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear an environmental case in which utility companies want to revive an industry- friendly regulation put in place by the Bush administration. The dispute with environmental groups revolves around the harm companies cause when they draw water from rivers and lakes to cool electric generating equipment, then return it to the waterway.

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