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U.S. beach protections programs on the chopping block
February 21, 2012

Right when we are gearing up for Swim Guide’s first full summer at U.S. beaches, the Environmental Protection Agency announces it will eliminate a key government program that helped fund beach water quality monitoring at thousands of beaches across the country. The cutback would kick-in during 2013 and could mean an end to water quality monitoring and information sharing in dozens of states, affecting millions of Americans.

It gets worse for beach-lovers in the USA. The EPA cuts were announced just after new water quality standards were released for public comment. (more…)