clean water act

Closing Clean Water Act Loophole Will Restore Drinking Water and Flood Protections for Millions

March 27, 2014 by Peter Lehner

Clean Water Act Loophole

Like millions of Americans, I love the water. I love to swim, boat and fish, as do many of my family and friends. We all recall swimming in dirty water; it wasn’t all that uncommon a few decades ago. I even recall being told I would need a hepatitis shot if I fell into the nearby river.[read more]

EPA Holds Oil and Gas Company Accountable for Violating Clean Water Act

December 30, 2013 by Amy Mall

We applaud EPA for taking action to hold an oil and gas company responsible for damaging 27 streams and wetlands in West Virginia (including 16 fracking sites). Under a settlement agreement, Chesapeake Energy's subsidiary will spend an estimated $6.5 million to restore these sites.[read more]

Science vs. the Clean Water Act Rollbacks

December 20, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

Clean Water Act

Scientists and clean water experts are gathering in Washington, DC this week to defend threatened wetlands, critical drinking water supplies, unique kinds of water bodies like prairie potholes—and the fundamental science of clean water.[read more]

Can Illinois Legislation Establish Fracking Regulations?

February 24, 2013 by Jim Pierobon

Illinois is on track to go where no push for hydraulic fracturing has gone before in the U.S.: a consensus on how to regulate the controversial practice of fracking.[read more]

What We Need: Moderation, Innovation, and Entrepreneurial Solutions

June 29, 2011 by Scott Edward Anderson

On a late September morning I walked into the FOX Business studio in New York to sit down with host Stuart Varney and former EPA head Christine Todd Whitman. We were talking about why environmentalists seemed to be increasingly disgruntled as 2010 was coming to a close. "The environmentalists were disappointed they didn't get all they...[read more]

Coal Giant Massey Called Out for 12,000 Pollution Violations

January 15, 2010 by Tim Hurst

Rail Yards at Danville, West Virginia, loaded with coal cars ready to be hauled from one of the largest transshipment points for coal in the world. (Photo: U.S. National Archives, 1974) Environmental groups to sue Massey Energy for ignoring thousands of violations of the Clean Water Act and surface mining laws. A coalition of...[read more]

My moral dilemma regarding hydrofracking

December 25, 2009 by John Blair

Natural Gas markets have been volatile but low for the last year and a half. Just four months ago, gas bottomed out at $1.88/mmbtu and closed yesterday at just about 300% of that figure at $5.55 after nearing $6 last week. Of course that comes after prices peaking in July 08 at about $14 Issues concerning hydro fracking are beginning...[read more]

Miners Who Blow Up Mountains are Mad at Senator Alexander. Wonder if His 100 Nuclear Plants in 20 Years Goal is Part of the Reason?

July 26, 2009 by Rod Adams

According to a July 26, 2009 article in the Washington Post titled Miners Boycott Tenn. Over Alexander's Bill: It Would Ban Mountaintop Removal, a group of coal miners from West Virginia have decided to quit visiting Dollywood and the Knoxville Zoo in an attempt to show their displeasure with Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)....[read more]