Posts tagged "policy"

, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: July 9, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Is it safe to swim in the river or Bay today?  Rona Kobell of the Bay Journal explored this question with some of our Swim Guide Affiliates, Chris Trumbauer,  West/ Rhode Riverkeeper; Dave Burden, the Virginia Coastkeeper & Fred Tutman, Patuxent Riverkeeper.  We hope their answers empower you learn more about water quality concerns and …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: March 5, 2012 at 11:27 am

The average American loves beaches, spending about 10 days per year by the water. The US EPA doesn’t want to pay to monitor beach health anymore, and has announced that it will cut millions of dollars in annual funding beginning next year. There are 3.5-million people getting sick each year after swimming in polluted waters, …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: February 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm

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 …

 
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