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EPA Broke Law with Water Rule Social Media Blitz

EPA Broke Law with Water Rule Social Media Blitz

The EPA broke the law by using social media to drum up support for the Clean Water Rule, according to the US Government Accountability Office. In its ruling, the GAO said the EPA engaged in “covert propaganda” and lobbying. Federal law prohibits agencies from doing both. The EPA used Twitter, … Read more »

Why Twitter Should Matter to Fracking Firms

Why Twitter Should Matter to Fracking Firms

Oil and gas companies and associations can use social media to positively influence the public’s opinion about hydraulic fracturing, according to a report by Makovsky. The global integrated communications consultancy found 57 percent of US consumers believe fracking is one of the three most important environmental issues today. Furthermore, 71 … Read more »

IBM Mobile App to Help Solve Water Challenges

IBM Mobile App to Help Solve Water Challenges

IBM has launched a crowdsourcing project to help capture, share and analyze information about the water distribution system in South Africa. The project, called WaterWatchers, is driven by a free mobile phone application and SMS capability that will enable South African citizens to report water leaks, faulty water pipes and … Read more »

Lowe’s, Kohler, KB Home Win EPA Water Awards

Lowe’s helped its customers save about 4 billion gallons of water last year, and Kohler introduced 40 new water-efficient toilet models to the North American market in 2011, earning both companies EPA awards. Colorado Springs Utilities, American Standard Brands and KB Home also received 2012 WaterSense partners of the year … Read more »