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The EPA announced Friday it would be dropping a lawsuit against Range Resources. Range Resources has been accused by Parker County, Texas homeowners of polluting their well water with hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking.
In 1972, the EPA sent freelance photographers out across the nation to document the state of the environment. The EPA was only a year old at the time and hadn’t had much of a chance to change things. Some of these photos show stunningly beautiful wilderness, but some serve as a stark reminder of why we have anti-pollution regulations.
The Week in Water brings you a roundup of interesting developments to make blue living easier.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is investigating the effect of fracking drinking water.
About 72% of total water use in Turkey is for agriculture. This 72% is important when the country’s largest city, Istanbul, can be out of running water for days at a time in the summer. “We have to change our perception of water and water use practices considerably,” WWF-Turkey CEO Dr. Filiz Demirayak told the […]
How safe is your drinking water? According to the Associated Press, pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies have released as much as 271 million pounds of various chemicals legally into waterways that provide drinking water to millions. Chemicals found in urban waters include lithium, nitroglycerin, copper, phenol, hydrogen peroxide, nicotine, and many more. Typically most cities do […]
Texas Oil and Gathering Inc., its owner John Kessel, and its operations manager Edgar Pettijohn, plead guilty to conspiracy and violating the Safe Drinking Water Act for illegally dumping refinery wastes at an underground injection well.
During heavy rainfall, the runoff that is not absorbed into the ground washes pollutants such as oil, grease, pesticides, bacteria, salts, animal waste, trash, heavy metals, etc. into storm drains. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates 77 of 127 key pollutants have been detected in urban storm runoff. What can you do to […]
In yet another in a series positive moves under the new Obama administration, the Environmental Protection Agency has awarded almost $236 million to Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
A study from Baylor University, which was published in the Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry journal, found that fish from rivers near Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Orlando, and Philadelphia all have high traces of both drugs and cosmetic chemicals.