Latest Water conservation and preservation News

Group preparing to sue EPA over Chesapeake Bay pollution

Jan. 27, 2020 6:06 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A conservation group announced Monday that it's preparing to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to enforce the Clean Water Act relating to pollution limits for the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation announced it is preparing a notice of intent to sue the...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, file photo, an egret looks for food along Valhalla Pond in Riverview, Fla. The Trump administration was expected to announce completion as soon as Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, of one of its most momentous environmental rollbacks, removing federal protections for millions of miles of the country’s streams, arroyos and wetlands. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Trump rollback could leave waterways vulnerable to pollution

Jan. 23, 2020 4:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday ended federal protection for many of the nation's millions of miles of streams, arroyos and wetlands, a sweeping environmental rollback that could leave the waterways more vulnerable to pollution from development, industry and farms. The policy change,...

In this Oct. 29, 2019 photo, University of New Hampshire scientists monitor the health of seagrass in the Great Bay in Durham, N.H. On Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, federal officials announced a plan to reduce pollution in Great Bay, which calls for a dozen communities ringing the bay to reduce the amounts of nitrogen going into one of the largest estuaries in the Northeast. (AP Photo/Michael Casey)

Officials unveil plan to clean up Northeast's Great Bay

Jan. 7, 2020 5:49 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Federal officials announced a plan Tuesday to reduce pollution in one of the largest estuaries in the Northeast. In the draft Clean Water Permit for the Great Bay in New Hampshire, the Environmental Protection Agency calls for a dozen communities that ring the bay to reduce the...

Massachusetts regulators issue new standards for toxins

Dec. 15, 2019 3:10 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts state regulators have issued new standards for toxic compounds in drinking water. Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, collectively called PFAS, have turned up in public water supplies and private wells around the country, and there is growing evidence that long-term...