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NARUC Creates New Environmental Protection Agency Coordinating Committee

Commissioners Erin O’Connell-Diaz of Illinois and Jim Gardner of Kentucky will lead a new panel that will help coordinate NARUC’s activities on proposed federal environmental regulations.

The Environmental Protection Agency Coordinating Committee is an advisory board to the NARUC Executive Committee and will assist in managing the Association’s efforts in responding to new rules proposed by EPA.

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House Budget Debate Begins, Republican Framework Proposed

Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) laid out his budget proposal to serve as the budget "map" or "blueprint" for the House Appropriations Committee (and subcommittees) to set their spending levels for FY 2012. The Budget proposes $6.2 billion in spending cuts (relative to the President’s budget) and $5.8 trillion in spending cuts relative to the current policy baseline.

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New Jersey American Water Announces New Programs for Low Income Customers

New Jersey American Water customers who qualify for billpaying assistance under the company’s Help to Others (H2O) program may also be eligible for free water saving programs to help reduce their monthly water bills.

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NAWC Policy Position: Infrastructure Banks

An Infrastructure Bank could provide an excellent supplement to the State Revolving Loan Funds and help increase private capital investment.

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Scholarships Boost Water-Industry Careers
by James Bernstein

Admit it: when you were in high school or college, you did not think of going into the water business. Even people in the water business admit that. "It would be the last thing you would think of,"said Bill Varley, president of Lynbrook-based Long Island American Water, one of Long Island's largest water suppliers. Don't feel bad. Varley didn't think of it when he was in college either.

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