Day: July 23, 2021

Despite monsoon rain, Arizona still grappling with consequences of drought

Arizona has faced down more than one natural disaster this summer, from a welter of wildfires to a record-smashing heat wave. The most serious peril can be summed up in one word, says a Pima County water policy manager: drought.  When a region suffers from drought, it means that precipitation—whether rainfall or snowfall—has been lower …

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House passes bill requiring EPA to regulate ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

The House on Wednesday approved a bill that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish national drinking water standards for “forever chemicals”. These toxic compounds link to kidney and liver issues, among other health problems.  The PFAS Action Act of 2021 passed the lower chamber with bipartisan support, 241-183. Twenty-three Republican lawmakers voted with Democrats …

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