Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Seeking protection

Delaware River advocates revive federal legislation

NJ Spotlight

NJ Spotlight

Water quality, natural habitats, and public access in the Delaware River Basin would get more federal protection under a proposed law that’s expected to be reintroduced to Congress in coming weeks. The act would improve water quality and control flooding in the area that supplies water to some 16 million people in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

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Unused treatment plant in Maine gets second life

Portland Press Herald

The water treatment plant the Greater Augusta Utility District built in 1992 but shut down in 2004 because of decreased demand and cheaper drinking water alternatives could be converted into a training center for water- and wastewater-treatment workers.

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Lawmakers push EPA to rethink clean water rule

McClatchy

In a year the Republican-controlled Congress is expected to take a significant whack at President Barack Obama's environmental agenda, GOP lawmakers on Wednesday told top environmental officials they should scrap what was once a fairly obscure proposal to define what is and isn't considered a body of water by federal law.

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