How EPA WIFIA Program Saved Drinking Water Ratepayers $18 Million

Today Vicente Sarmiento, Board of Director, Orange County Water District (OCWD), Orange County, California testified before the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. We found his testimony exemplary in showcasing the financial benefits of  the Environmental Protection Agency’s (@EPA) Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (#WIFIA) Program by saving Orange County drinking water…

New Data on U.S. Water Use

The Department of Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey (@USGS) National Water Use Science Project (NWUSP) recently released preliminary water-use estimates for 2015. @USGS has provided estimates of water use in the U.S. every 5 years since 1950. 87% of U.S. Population Served Potable Drinking Water by Public-supply Water Systems From 2010 to 2015 the U.S. population…

History and Pitfalls to Tax Reforms

On November 16 the U.S. House of Representatives adopted HR 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, 227-205,  Thirteen Republicans joined all Democrats in opposing the measure.  Republicans opposing the measure included conservative members concerned with increasing the U.S. debt and those in congressional districts that would be significantly impacted by the inability to deduct state…

FDA Animal Drugs/Feeds Programs User Fee Reauthorization 

In 1968 amendments to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act established the Animal Drugs and Feeds Program in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  The new law extended authorities to FDA to regulate animal drugs, devices, and feed. Animal Drugs and Feed Regulated Under 21 Different Laws Today, the animal drug and feed industries are regulated under…

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