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.
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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 [...]
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Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Wash.
By Rachel Lerman | Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 8:00 am
Seven landowners in the Skagit River’s Carpenter-Fisher sub-basin have reached a settlement with the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and the state Department of Ecology that will allow them to get water to their properties.
Landowners in the Sun Peak Estates subdivision, located about one mile south of the Skagit County line and east of Interstate 5, will each be able to use 350 [...]
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October 25, 2013
New York Times
Bottled Water Sales Rising as Soda Ebbs
By STEPHANIE STROM
Few things are more American than Coca-Cola.
But bottled water is washing away the palate trained to drain a bubbly soda. By the end of this decade, if not sooner, sales of bottled water are expected to surpass those of carbonated soft drinks, according to Michael C. Bellas, chief executive of the Beverage Marketing Corporation.
“I’ve never seen [...]
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Joint News Release: Washington State Department of Ecology and Swinomish Indian Tribal Community – October 10, 2013 (13-258)
Ecology and Swinomish Tribe agree 2001-2013 Skagit groundwater use secure while water supply solutions are developed
OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) will not require Skagit Basin well owners who established groundwater rights between April 14, 2001, and Oct. 2, 2013, to curtail their water use after a recent court decision overturned a 2006 state water rule.
Continue reading Wash. Dept. of Ecology and Swinomish Tribe Agree on Temporary Groundwater Use
Washington State Department of Ecology – October 3, 2013
Ecology director committed to finding water supply solutions in the Skagit Basin after State Supreme Court ruling.
OLYMPIA – Washington Department of Ecology Director Maia Bellon today renewed her commitment to ensuring adequate water supplies for home owners and stream flows in the Skagit Basin after Ecology’s 2006 water management rule for the Skagit Basin was invalidated.
The Washington state Supreme Court ruled 6-3 today that Ecology in 2006 exceeded its [...]
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Below is a complete listing of the articles in “How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic,” a series by Coby Beck containing responses to the most common skeptical arguments on global warming. There are four separate taxonomies; arguments are divided by:
Stages of Denial, Scientific Topics, Types of Argument, and Levels of Sophistication.
Individual articles will appear under multiple headings and may even appear in multiple subcategories [...]
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The WaterWealth Project
Posted by Sheila Muxlow, Campaign Director 594.20wc on July 18, 2013
It was a hot Tuesday evening, no doubt better spent by the banks of the Vedder Canal or on the beaches of Cultus Lake, but more than 30 residents from the residential area that intersects the head-waters of Luckakuck creek – south of Stevenson Rd in Chilliwack – came together at City Hall on July 16th to oppose a bylaw amendment that would [...]
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