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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

Lead Service Line

Key Issues in EPA’s Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Revisions #2

January 14, 2020

The purpose of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) is to reduce lead and copper at the tap. EPA’s proposed revisions to the LCR make significant changes to the aspects related to lead. EPA is accepting comments on the proposal until February 13, 2020. This is the second in a series of blog posts on specific aspects of EPA’s proposal. Read Part 1 here.

Stop Pendley from selling off public lands

Pendley Must Go

January 1, 2020

Happy New Year.

Power plant on water

My Testimony to EPA about its Toxic Water Proposal

December 19, 2019

On Thursday, December 19th I participated in a "virtual" public hearing on the Trump administration's dangerous plan to let dirty power plants dump even more pollution into our rivers, putting more