E&W Blog

April 20, 2016

Criminal Charges to be Filed Against State and Local Officials in Flint Water Crisis

According to NBC News As many as three Michigan officials will face criminal charges Wednesday in connection with lead contamination in Flint’s municipal water system, multiple government sources said Tuesday. The sources told NBC News and NBC station WDIV of Detroit that state Attorney General Bill Schuette will announce criminal charges against two employees of […]
April 13, 2016

Ex-EPA Criminal Enforcement Head Jumps To Private Sector

By Stan Parker Law360, New York (April 12, 2016, 4:14 PM ET) — The former director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s criminal enforcement division will be joining several other former EPA officials at a new group that focuses on pairing strategic consulting with legal services for environmental law issues. Earth & Water Group LLC announced Monday […]
April 11, 2016

Former Senior EPA Enforcement Official, Doug Parker, Joins Earth & Water Team

Top cop gets a new beat Reprinted from E&E Reporter Robin Bravender Published: Monday, April 11, 2016 U.S. EPA’s former top cop has landed a new gig in the private sector, where he’s joining several agency alumni. Doug Parker left his post last week as director of EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division, a career post, after […]
April 11, 2016

Doug Parker Named President of E&W Strategies – Press Announcement

For Immediate Release April 11, 2016 Contact: Brent Fewell 202-664-9297 brent.fewell@earthandwatergroup.com Earth & Water Group, a full-service virtual environmental solutions provider, today announced the expansion of its management team by naming Doug Parker as the President of Earth & Water Strategies LLC, effective April 18, 2016. “We are thrilled to have Doug join our team […]
April 5, 2016

Earth & Water Group Supports the William K. Reilly Awards for Environmental Governance and Leadership

Earth & Water was pleased to co-sponsor the 2016 William K. Reilly Awards for environmental governance and leadership. Congratulations to this year’s winners, Mindy Lubber and Bob Perciasepe, along with the new Reilly Scholars, Maria Manuella Athayde and Maggie McCarey.  The event, which took place on March 31 at American University in Washington DC, was […]
March 24, 2016

Value of Water Coalition Partners Announce Big Commitments at White House Water Summit

Value of Water Coalition Partners Announce Commitments at White House Water Summit On World Water Day, March 22nd, the White House hosted a Water Summit to shine a spotlight on creative, cross-cutting solutions to solve today’s water challenges. Federal agencies, business leaders, local utilities and practitioners, and environmental organizations announced 150 new efforts and commitments […]
March 24, 2016

WEF and DC Water Team Up to Launch New Green Infrastructure Certification Program

Program slated to grant certifications in 2017 DC Water (Washington, D.C.) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) on Feb. 8 announced they will create a National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) to certify individuals who install, inspect, and maintain green infrastructure systems. “WEF and DC Water are providing the leadership for the program,” […]
March 23, 2016

USDA Announces $260 Million Available for Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the availability of up to $260 million for partner proposals to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. The funding is being made available through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) innovative Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Created […]
March 18, 2016

AWWA's David LaFrance's Advocates Bold New Steps Needed to Get the Lead Out

By David LaFrance CEO, American Water Works Association If there is one lesson to be learned from the Flint crisis, it is this: Our communities will be safer in the long run with no lead pipes in the ground. That’s why the board of the American Water Works Association – recognizing our first core principle […]
March 17, 2016

EPA Chief and Michigan Governor on the Hot Seat Over Flint Michigan

Today, Governor Snyder and EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, appeared before the House Oversight committee on events that unfolded in Flint Michigan that contributed to the city’s water crisis.  Needless to say, finger pointing and recriminations ruled the day. I had the opportunity this week to present to members of the National Association of Clean Water […]