Sunday, December 3, 2023


Food & Water Watch

Trump’s Water Infrastructure Plans in Two Words: Higher Rates

As President Trump prepares to promote his plans to privatize much of our nation’s infrastructure, Food & Water Watch is urging Congress to approve only plans that would keep these critical systems publicly controlled. Private financing and operation of infrastructure, particularly water, has been shown to be more expensive and less reliable than when these systems are controlled by public entities.

Share Secretary Zinke Announces $23.6 Million for Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects and Studies

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced that the Bureau of Reclamation awarded $23,619,391 to communities in seven states for planning, designing and constructing
Natural Resources

Subcommittee Explores Water Infrastructure Barriers and Solutions

During questioning, Subcommittee Chairman Doug Lamborn (R-CO) asked witness Andrew J. Colosimo, Government and Corporate Affairs Manager of Colorado Springs Utilities, to explain what makes the construction process so difficult, based on lessons from an existing water pipeline.

Marketer of Water Filtration Systems Settles with FTC, Agrees to Drop Misleading ‘Made in...

A Georgia-based distributor of water filtration systems will stop making misleading unqualified claims that its products are made in the United States, under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.

United States Reaches Settlement With Meadowvale Dairy of Rock Valley, Iowa, for Clean Water...

Meadowvale Dairy, LLC, has agreed to pay a civil penalty and take actions to prevent illegal discharges to Iowa streams in compliance with the Clean Water Act, officials of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced today. Meadowvale Dairy operates multiple concentrated animal feeding operations in Rock Valley, Iowa

Magellan Pipeline Settles Alleged Clean Water Act Violations Related to Spills in Texas, Nebraska...

The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a settlement with Magellan Pipeline Company, L.P., for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act related to gasoline, diesel and jet fuel spills in Texas City, Texas, Nemaha, Neb. and El Dorado, Kan. Magellan has agreed to complete approximately $16 million of injunctive relief across its 11,000-mile pipeline system and pay a $2 million civil penalty.

Statement on Passage of Water Resources Bill

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement on House passage of S. 612, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act

Interior and USDA Officials Announce New Partnerships to Support Water Management and Conservation in...

Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael L. Connor and Deputy Under Secretary for U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources and Environment Ann Mills today concluded a two-day visit to the Yakima River Basin where they met with local stakeholders, including the Yakama Nation, to assess progress on several projects associated with the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan

Deputy Secretary Mike Connor Tours Horicon Marsh, Highlights Importance of Land and Water Conservation...

Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor made a special visit to Horicon National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin today to learn more about the importance of the federally protected Horicon Marsh and the neighboring state lands and waters.

Shimkus Leads Passage of Rural Drinking Water Bill

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) led the U.S. House of Representatives to pass S. 611, the Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act on Monday. The bill, which helps smaller and rural communities deal with the technical and financial challenges of regulations under the Safe Water Drinking Act, passed by voice vote.

Senators Collins, King Announce Grant Awards for Water and Waste Infrastructure Improvements

Senators Susan Collins, and Angus King announced more than $2.7 million in grant funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal grant program for the communities of Brewer, Oxford, and Wilton.

Reed Votes to Uphold Clean Water Protections

In an effort to ensure Rhode Islanders have access to clean drinking water and to protect rivers, streams, ponds, and wetlands throughout the state and nationwide, U.S. Senator Jack Reed today voted against Republican attempts to weaken the landmark Clean Water Act by blocking the implementation of the Clean Water Rule. Reed and 40 of his colleagues beat back attempts to undermine the nation’s clean water laws by a vote of 41-57.

USDA Commits $4 Million to Improve Chesapeake Bay Water Quality

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that in a first round of funding, USDA will commit $4 million to several states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to help agricultural landowners with accelerating stream and riverbank tree plantings that can reduce soil sedimentation, field and animal waste runoff, improving water quality.

Bipartisan Bill Permanently Reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Increases Energy Efficiency, Modernizes...

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, advanced bipartisan energy legislation along with Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in an 18-4 vote in committee.

EPA and Navajo Nation EPA Enter Historic Agreements with Navajo Tribal Utility Authority to...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Navajo Nation EPA announced a pair of settlements with the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority to bring its wastewater treatment facility in Window Rock into compliance both with the federal Clean Water Act and the Navajo Nation Clean Water Act.

EPA and Navajo Nation EPA Enter Historic Agreements with Navajo Tribal Utility Authority to...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Navajo Nation EPA announced a pair of settlements with the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority to bring its wastewater treatment facility in Window Rock into compliance both with the federal Clean Water Act and the Navajo Nation Clean Water Act.

A Historic Win for Clean Water

A federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals opinion, released today, upholds a lower court decision that affirmed the legality of the multi-state Chesapeake Bay clean-up effort. The historic ruling found in favor of EPA, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), and other intervenors. It will ensure that efforts to clean up local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay will continue

Sanitary Sewer Overflow at Broad Creek Wastewater Pumping Station

Preliminary findings indicate that a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) at the Broad Creek Wastewater Pumping Station at 10315 Livingston Rd. in Ft. Washington exceeded 10,000 gallons. The overflow occurred on Saturday night in the wake of the heavy rainfall and power outages at the pumping station.

Water Access Temporarily Closed at Scott’s Cove Recreation Area

As a precautionary measure, WSSC has temporarily closed water access at the Scott’s Cove Recreation area located at 10972 Harding Road, Laurel. This means no fishing and no boat-launching from the area. (Swimming is always prohibited). The playground and Picnic Area remain open.

EPA Releases Draft Assessment on the Potential Impacts to Drinking Water Resources from Hydraulic...

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing a draft assessment today on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water resources in the United States. The assessment, done at the request of Congress, shows that while hydraulic fracturing activities in the U.S. are carried out in a way that have not led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources, there are potential vulnerabilities in the water lifecycle that could impact drinking water

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Support Ukrainian Refugees

GFP Real Estate and Its Tenants Raise More Than $200,000 to...

GFP Real Estate is pleased to announce that its "Support Ukraine in Crisis" campaign raised more than $200,000 to support humanitarian relief efforts on the ground in Ukraine.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Crowdfunding Initiative Provides Housing Essentials to Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

The Welcome Home Kit initiative aims to raise funds to support veterans experiencing homelessness across the nation on Veterans Day as part of the #DayForTheBrave campaign.

New Home Sales Weaken in October