News & Updates

Fracking: The Roles of Corporate Self Governance and Federal, State, and Local Control


The attached issue of The Environmental Forum focuses on the issue of Hydraulic Fracturing regulation.  GWPC Executive Director Mike Paque penned an article as part of this discussion.
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GAO Releases Reports on Shale Gas


The GAO recently released two reports on shale gas:
Unconventional Oil and Gas Development: Key Environmental and Public Health Requirements” was released yesterday and is available here:
Oil and Gas: Information on Shale Resources, Development, and Environmental and Public Health Risks” which is available here:

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Protecting groundwater protects public health, the environment


More info availabe at the PYGWD Web site

The Ground Water Protection Council encourages the public to protect public health and the health of the environment by protecting groundwater beginning on Protect Your Groundwater Day, September 11.
In the United States, 88 million Americans rely on groundwater-supplied community water systems while another 42 million Americans rely on individual household water wells.
For household water well owners, how...

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State Water Organization Elects New Leaders


Monday, August 20, 2012
Contact: Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, 202-756-0600 x 1, Association of Clean Water Administrators
State Water Organization Elects New Leaders
Steve Gunderson, Director of the Water Quality Control Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, is the newly elected President of the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA). Gunderson and other officers and directors were confirmed on August 15 in Park City, Utah at the conclusion of the non-profit organization’s 51st Annual...

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GWPC/NGWA Release HF Brochure for Water Well Owners


The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) and the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) are making available a water-testing brochure for household water well owners living near oil or gas development and completion activities, including hydraulic fracturing. The brochure walks water well owners through how to go about getting their water tested prior to oil and gas activities to establish baseline water quality. It then provides guidelines for retesting the water after oil and gas development and completion activities. Addressed in the brochure are issues such as “chain-of-...

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