Back in 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created “WaterSense” as a label for high-efficiency plumbing products that not only use less water, but work as well as “conventional” fixtures like faucets, toilets, and shower heads. That means that shower heads labeled with “WaterSense” have been tested for both spray force and water coverage and […]
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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their report on the amount needed to repair the nation’s water infrastructure. They found that $384 billion would be necessary to repair and replace the aging infrastructure for the treatment, storage, transportation, and distribution of drinking water over the next twenty years.
Range Resources was accused by landowners near Weatherford, Texas of polluting their drinking water. Why did the EPA suddenly drop the lawsuit against Range Resources last year?
The sinkhole in Assumption Parish, Louisiana remains the same size, but new bubbling spots have been found.
The Tar Creek Superfund Site is an area along the Kansas/Oklahoma border which was mined for lead and zinc for much of the twentieth century. When the price for ore dropped, the mining companies went bankrupt or closed up and left behind some of the worst polluted land in the U.S.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants your ideas on how to make the nation a better, healthier place to live. EPA Conversations is a new web site which provides a place for discussion about environmental issues and solutions that are important to you.
The EPA announced this morning they would delay rules on capturing air pollution at gas wells where hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is going on. This follows several decisions by the EPA not to charge drilling companies with polluting groundwater near the wells.
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.
It seems a day can’t go by without reading some new controversy regarding racking, or hydraulic fracturing as it is technically known. The EPA, already investigating claims of ground water contamination as a result of fracking, can now add to their list another side effect of fracking; earthquakes.
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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 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is investigating the effect of fracking drinking water.