safe drinking water

August 31, 2016

EPA Inspector General Launches Investigation Into EPA Oversight of State Drinking Water

This week EPA’s Inspector General’s Office sent a letter to Joel Beauvais, head of EPA’s office of water, and Cynthia Giles, EPA’s enforcement office, advising the Agency’s leadership of its plan to begin evaluating the effectiveness of EPA’s oversight of state drinking water quality programs, particularly the reporting of drinking water sampling.  The OIG letter, which can […]
March 5, 2016

The Failure of Cooperative Federalism in Flint, Michigan

The Failure of Cooperative Federalism in Flint, Michigan By now, most everyone has been following the public health crisis that has unfolded in the community of Flint, Mich. For over a year now, the citizens of Flint have been drinking water with significantly elevated lead levels, raising serious concerns about the impacts of lead exposure […]
February 19, 2016

Congress Moves Quickly to Address Failures in Flint Michigan Water Crisis

The House or Representatives has passed with overwhelming support, 416-2, a Bill to amend the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.  The text of HR 4470, titled the Safe Drinking Water Act Improved Compliance Awareness Act, can be found here.  The bill, if enacted, would require States to immediately notify the public if lead levels in […]