United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA regulates vinyl chloride in drinking water to protect public health. Vinyl chloride may cause health problems if present in public or private water supplies in amounts greater than the drinking water standard set by EPA.
What is vinyl chloride? Uses for vinyl chloride. What are vinyl chloride’s health effects? What are EPA’s drinking water regulations for vinyl chloride? How does vinyl chloride get into my drinking water? Continue reading Plastic Factories a Major Source of Vinyl Chloride in Drinking Water
Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Wash.
By Rachel Lerman | Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 8:00 am
MOUNT VERNON — State officials urged Skagit landowners Tuesday to “start fresh” and not rehash the past fights over water rights as the state searches for solutions.
“We’ve lost 12 years. And now we’re back to where we started from,” said Tom Loranger, program manager of the water resources program at the state Department of Ecology. “My hope is that we can start…with [...]
Continue reading Wash. Dept. of Ecology Seeks to Ease Tensions at Water Meeting
The WaterWealth Project
Posted by Sheila Muxlow, Campaign Director 594.20wc on August 16, 2013 Despite the fact that Nestle never applied for a license to access the water and is draining the size of a small lake each year, they are not breaking the law. In fact Nestle’s operation is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to industries that are taking advantage of BC’s outdated water laws. Beyond bottled water, industries like mining, agriculture and natural [...]
Continue reading Free Groundwater for Nestle is One of Many Corporate Give-Aways of Water in BC
Anacortes American Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Tethys’ pullout draws mixed response BY KIMBERLY JACOBSON
Reactions are mixed to the announcement last week that Tethys Enterprises backed out of its plans for a bottling facility on the island.
Some residents were pleased the proposed 1-million-square-foot plant is off the table while others are lamenting the potential jobs lost. But all are looking to the future and how Anacortes could plan to best utilize the property — and how to attract a [...]
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Op-Ed by Jane Crosen | February 15, 2013
On January 18, in Eastport and Calais, Cianbro’s program manager Darryl Brown presented the company’s current plans for routing an East-West Corridor through eastern Maine. As with previous promotions, this one was long on vague promises about economic development and avoidance of sensitive areas, but short on maps showing the actual route. Brown’s presentation did, however, reveal enough details for people well acquainted with the downeast landscape to make an educated guess [...]
Continue reading East-West Corridor: Pig in a Poke
The Quoddy Tides | January 25, 2013 | Edward French
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Although limited by time constraints in asking questions about the east-west highway project, the nearly 40 people who attended the forum in Eastport pressed the project developer on issues ranging from how the project would benefit Maine, why rail isn’t being considered instead and how much the truck traffic to the Port of Eastport might increase. The informational meetings, held January 18 in Eastport [...]
Continue reading Pros and cons of east-west highway debated
Link to Original Articleby Hillary Savage | Machias Valley News Observer | January 19, 2013 A highway bisecting Maine, running from Canada in the East, to Canada in the West has brought much concern from the people of Maine. Ranging from environmental concerns, economic and business, to quality of life and property rights, the proposed East-West Highway by Peter Vigue and Cianbro has already divided the state.An informational hearing, coordinated by Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) was [...]
Continue reading Dividing the State: Proposed East-West Corridor Affects Washington County
On January 8th, members of STEWC joined members of over 20 other progressive activist groups in a Rally of Unity at the State House. It was an inspiring and successful day with over 150 participants, including drumming and dancing led by members of the Wabanaki Confederacy who are also raising awareness on #IdleNoMore. Thanks to everyone for coming to speak to legislators and share hope for a healthy and prosperous future in Maine, the way life should be!
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