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EPA Can Do More to Protect Our Communities from Lead

EPA chose not to require full replacement of lead service lines — the largest source of lead in drinking water — and stopped short of other measures to reduce exposure.

EPA's Proposed Revisions to the Safe Drinking Water Act's Lead and Copper Rule

It’s disappointing that EPA chose not to require full replacement of lead service lines — the largest source of lead in drinking water — and stopped short of other measures to reduce exposure.

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PFASs Chemicals – Protecting Our Drinking Water And Our Health

PFASs are a class of human-made chemicals which includes Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances.

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Trump's Dirty Water Rule

Trump’s Dirty Water Rule: Another Gift to Oil and Gas

January 23, 2020

The Trump administration finalized its signature Clean Water Act rollback, the

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Key Issues in EPA’s Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Revisions #3 -- Faster Replacement

January 22, 2020

Under current regulations, if water systems exceed the Action Level for lead, they must take a number of actions including commencing lead service line replacement at a rate of 7% annually.  EPA’s proposed LCR revisions reduce this rate to 3% while closing some loopholes and proposing other requirements that will support more efficient and effective replacement programs. While closing loopholes and putting in place other requirements to make replacement activities more effective are positive steps, EPA is  justified in lowering the required rate of replacement. When systems exceed the lead Action Level, 7% is a realistic yet ambitious rate of replacement.

Three Ways the Implementation of the Clean Water Act is Leaving our Water Vulnerable Oil and Gas Wastewater Discharges.

January 21, 2020

Fossil fuels not only drive the climate crisis, but also threaten our water