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Final PFAS Regulations Are Here, and More Are On the Way

April 17, 2024 by John Powers Chemicals Regulations Water

EPA has been working quickly to regulate PFAS across the United States. The National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for PFAS is now finalized, and more final rules are right around the corner.

Horseshoe Bend on a sunny day.

Drought in the American West and Equitable Water Use

April 10, 2023 by Benjamin Wilken State and Local Water

The American West is dry. Despite extreme weather events like the series of atmospheric rivers that doused the West Coast (from late 2022 until the time of this piece’s composition), capable of dumping up to half an inch of rain an hour,[1] the overall…

A skiier hitting the slopes in the American Rockies after a large snowfall.

Take Me to the River. . . Let’s Conserve the Water

February 13, 2023 by Allie Williams Climate change State and Local Water

Unprecedented, warmer, wetter winter seasons have ski communities across the Alps fearful of how rising temperatures and the looming reality of climate change might impact the winter sports industry in the years to come.[1]  By contrast, in the Western…

 Rear Adm. John Fuller, commander of Navy Region Hawaii, briefs then-Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard during a visit to the Pearl Harbor Red Hill Fuel Storage Facility. Photo courtesy of Tulsi Gabbard

Hawaiʻi’s Red Hill Water Crisis Isn’t Over

April 28, 2022 by Grace Gibson Fossil Fuels State and Local Water

On November 20th, 2021, the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility in Honolulu leaked 14,000 gallons of water and fuel.[1] The facility, constructed in the early 1940s, holds over 100 million gallons of fuel a mere 100 feet above the Southern Oʻahu Basal…

Tonopah Desert Recharge Project in Tonopah, about 65 miles west of Phoenix. (Central Arizona Project)

Water Banking: A Potential Solution or Misguided Idea

March 13, 2022 by Reuben Siegman Sustainability Water

Water is one of the most precious resources on the planet. It is the foundation for life, something we all need to survive. As climate change brings about an increase in global temperature and greater frequency of droughts, usable water will become scarcer…

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Rethinking Water: Supreme Court Revisits Sackett

February 2, 2022 by Priya Sinha Litigation Regulations Water

On Monday, January 24, 2022, the Supreme Court granted review of Sackett v. EPA to determine the definition of a “water of the United States,” or WOTUS, under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The outcome of the case could potentially reshape the reach of…