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August 1, 2017 | Fact Sheet

Summary of Washington, DC Council’s last‐minute weakening revisions to the “Childhood Lead Exposure Prevention Amendment Act of 2017” Current

In June 2017, with no public hearing, DC Councilmembers agreed to weaken the protective force of the original bill, by changing the target concentration level from 1 ppb to 5 ppb. As a result, drinking water sources dispensing as much as 5 ppb will not be shut off or remediated but instead will be treated as acceptable. Parents will be able to access all their school’s test results online, but will not be entitled under this law to demand shut‐off and remediation for sources dispending lead in concentrations as high as 5 ppb.
July 27, 2017 | In the News: North American Wind Power

‘Arbitrary’ Transmission Fee Threatens Montana Wind Development

Aurora Janke, Attorney, Earthjustice: “BPA’s proposed decision refuses to eliminate an unreasonable duplicate charge that has left nearly 200 MW of BPA’s transmission capacity unused since it was developed in the 1980s. This proposed decision is inconsistent with sound business principles and discriminates against Montana renewable resources seeking to supply energy to the Pacific Northwest.”

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