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NC got an ‘F’ for unsafe school drinking water.

September 18th, 2019|Comments Off on NC got an ‘F’ for unsafe school drinking water.

North Carolina was among 22 states that got an “F” grade for not getting rid of lead from school drinking water, according to Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund. This week, [...]

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Court says “NO” to PennEast’s Pipeline in New Jersey

September 11th, 2019|Comments Off on Court says “NO” to PennEast’s Pipeline in New Jersey

In a decision that could have implications for Pennsylvania landowners in the path of PennEast’s $1 billion natural gas pipeline, a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday barred the company from using federal law to seize [...]

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Water Infrastructure Bill Passes U.S. Senate

September 10th, 2019|Comments Off on Water Infrastructure Bill Passes U.S. Senate

The Water Infrastructure Funding Transfer Act would give states facing public health crises from lead in drinking water the flexibility to make a one-time transfer, up to $100 million, of the federal funds in their [...]

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University Park, IL schools shut off drinking fountains due to lead contamination issues

August 28th, 2019|Comments Off on University Park, IL schools shut off drinking fountains due to lead contamination issues

The water samples drawn Aug. 8 at Crete-Monee Middle School found numerous school drinking fountains that tested well above the EPA action level, including one that was 90 times above the level on first draw [...]