Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Largest organization of water professionals endorses federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing

From Amy Mall's Blog
Amy Mall, Senior Policy Analyst
Boulder, Colorado
Posted April 23, 2010 in Health and the Environment
on Switchboard, from NRDC

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is the "authoritative resource on safe water." It is the largest and oldest association of water professionals in the world. It has more than 60,000 members--including more than 4,600 water supply utilities, water treatment plant operators and managers, scientists, environmentalists, manufacturers, academicians, and regulators. The members of AWWA oversee most of North America's drinking water.

AWWA has endorsed federal legislation to federally regulate hydraulic fracturing ---the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals (FRAC) Act--"in the interest of protecting current sources of drinking water and potential sources in the future."


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