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February 10, 2009
     
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Rep. Edward J. Markey

Markey Takes Chair Key House Subcommittee

Rep. Edward J. Markey has taken the helm of key House Subcommittee with drinking water jurisdiction. Markey, considered to be an ally of Speaker Pelosi, has represented the Massachusetts seventh congressional district for more than 30 years, and is the most senior member of that state’s congressional delegation. His district is north and west of downtown Boston.

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NAWC Supports Climate Change Research

NAWC, along with a group of organizations committed to protecting the nation’s water resources, signed a letter in support of an increase in the budget for the National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program of the U.S. Geological Survey.

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American Water CEO Says National Report Further Proves Critical
Need to Invest in Water Infrastructure

Commenting on the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2009 report card on the nation’s infrastructure, Don Correll, president and CEO of American Water Works Company, Inc. and president of NAWC, said, “The report by ASCE underscores the critical nature of this nation’s aging water and wastewater infrastructure, and the urgent need for investment to ensure the integrity and quality for future generations.

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NARUC Urges Congress Not to Condition Stimulus Funds on Utility Ratemaking Policies

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and a host of commission members urged Congress not to condition stimulus money based on whether a state has adopted particular ratemaking policies.

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New Jersey Chapter Scholarship

The New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies is offering two $2,500 scholarships to high school or college students attending a New Jersey college and interested in the water utility industry or any related field.

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