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  1. Fracking Has Not Had Big Effect on Water Supply, EPA Says, Noting Risks

    ... gas extraction has had a widespread effect on the nation’s water supply, the agency said Thursday. However, the long-awaited draft ... as fracking, do have the potential to contaminate drinking water. It notes several specific instances in which the chemicals used in ...

    jdavis_sej - 06/05/2015 - 07:20

  2. SEJ's 25th Annual Conference Speaker Information

    ... B Allen Best Event: Thursday, Tour 5, Water Rights — Water Fights, 7:00 a.m. Bio. Jane Braxton ...

    cmacdonald - 07/03/2015 - 18:22

  3. "Obama Announces New Rule Limiting Water Pollution"

    ... "President Obama on Wednesday announced a sweeping new clean water regulation meant to restore the federal government’s authority to limit ... would apply to about 60 percent of the nation’s bodies of water, comes as part of a broader effort by Mr. Obama to use his executive ...

    jdavis_sej - 05/28/2015 - 06:49

  4. DEADLINE: Covering Water in a Changing World

    ... zones” in the Gulf of Mexico, deepening conflicts over water in historically wet states like Florida: Reporters need not only the scientific background to cover complex water quality and quantity stories, but new strategies for explaining the ...

    cmacdonald - 07/02/2015 - 21:39

  5. Clout: California Agriculture Largely Spared in New Water Restrictions

    "When Gov. Jerry Brown issued the first statewide water use reduction order in California history on Wednesday, he put his ... 'The idea of your nice little green grass getting lots of water every day, that’s going to be a thing of the past.' Within 24 ...

    jdavis_sej - 04/06/2015 - 10:01

  6. "Sixteen States Sue EPA Over Clean Water Rule"

    ... contesting a rule that expands the definition of bodies of water subject to federal pollution controls. The actions are a coordinated ... protected by the anti-pollution provisions of the 1972 Clean Water Act. Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana asked a federal court in ...

    jdavis_sej - 06/30/2015 - 09:09

  7. "Lake Mead Sinks To Record Low, Risking Water Shortage"

    ... Tuesday night, falling below the point that would trigger a water-supply shortage if the reservoir doesn't recover soon. Water managers expect the lake's level to rebound enough to ward off a 2016 ...

    jdavis_sej - 06/25/2015 - 08:34

  8. Near Fracking Center, Drinking Water Has More Chemicals and Carcinogens

    "One of the largest analyses of water quality of aquifers near fracking sites examined samples from 550 wells across the Barnett Shale near Dallas." "Drinking water wells in Texas counties that are home to intensive hydraulic fracturing ... area; it is one of the largest independent analyses of water quality to date of aquifers near fracking sites. Researchers found ...

    jdavis_sej - 06/22/2015 - 09:26

  9. SEJ's 25th Annual Conference Agenda — Thursday

    ... of Ecosystems and Watersheds; and Associate Director, Water Technologies for Emerging Regions Center, University of Oklahoma ...   3. Drought and Climate Change Impacts in Air, Water and Agriculture (6:00 a.m. departure, $40 fee, lunch included) ...

    cmacdonald - 07/02/2015 - 10:10

  10. Senate Considers Legislation To Help the West Store And Conserve Water

    ... because of his state’s multi-year drought. Because of water shortages, they'd already decided not to plant a quarter of their 10,000 ... state and federal officials about how to divvy up the scarce water supplies from the Central Valley Project was revoked because water ...

    jdavis_sej - 06/05/2015 - 07:31