The U.S. EPA has opted not to impose regulations on perchlorate, a toxic chemical that has been found to contaminate drinking water, has been linked to adverse health effects in infants, and had appeared close to receiving regulatory limits.
After heavy rainfall led to the rupturing of two dams last week, communities in Central Michigan were inundated with floodwater and significant threats to drinking water quality and wastewater service.
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear an interstate case over floodwaters that overwhelmed source water running through New Mexico and Texas, potentially the first of many such cases between states stemming from water issues caused by climate change.
Proposed oil and gas operations in the heart of the country that had received a green light from a federal agency will not go forward as planned after a court reacted to concerns over potential drinking water contamination.
The highest court in the country has ruled in support of environmentalists and in opposition of the Trump administration in a case from Hawaii with significant implications for how the Clean Water Act could be interpreted elsewhere.
The White House has reportedly taken steps to diminish a rule proposed by the U.S. EPA to curb the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), one of the country’s most prevalent and contentious drinking water contaminants.
The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee has announced dual pieces of draft legislation that could result in $19.5 billion of investment into the country’s drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure.