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Monthly Archives: September 2009

2 Foot Sea Level Rise Along US East Coast, Not Due to Global Warming By Kristin Underwood – Treehugger – September 14, 2009 http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/09/2-foot-sea-level-rise-along-us-east-coast.php Coalition Calls for Sen. Feinstein’s Rider Extending Life of Oyster Farm at Point Reyes National Seashore … Continue reading

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Last week I had the privilege of attending the Mississippi River States Meeting for the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL).  The organization was created in 1996 for the purpose of providing environmentally progressive legislators with an opportunity to coordinate … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart’s Wacky Wetland Wipeout! By Graham Scott – This Magazine – September 9, 2009 In Salmon Arm, B.C., there’s been a long-standing fight over plans to build an enormous shopping centre directly on the floodplain of the Salmon River. For … Continue reading

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In recent years a very significant amount of the staff resources in the Corps Section 404 permitting program has been devoted to making jurisdictional determinations following the Supreme Court decisions in SWANCC and Carabell/Rapanos http://www.aswm.org/fwp/rapanos_state2006.htm# rcsupremecourtdecision .  However, despite this … Continue reading

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The National Parks: America’s Best Idea Film by Ken Burns to air on PBS September 27, 2009 http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks/ Restoring Wetlands: Chesapeake Bay Program Reports on Progress In 2008, 472 acres of wetlands were established or reestablished in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia … Continue reading

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On September 11, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it had identified 79 proposed surface coal-mining projects in Appalachian states for further, detailed reviews of their pending permits.  The agency said in a press release that the Corps and … Continue reading

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Fakes:  How to Identify Astroturfers and Front Groups http://consumerist.com/5350253/how-to-identify-astroturfers-and-front-groups#c

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Fire is in the news.  The Station Fire in California (one of 10 active wildfires in the U.S.) has been in the headlines since August 26 and is now 56% contained http://www.inciweb.org/incident/1856/.  Two firefighters have been killed by the blaze, … Continue reading

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Wetlander’s Pick of the Posts: Rachel Carson “Sense of Wonder” Contest Finalists 2009 is the Year of Science. And EPA’s Third Annual Rachel Carson “Sense of Wonder” Contest is in the final stages. October 1st, 2009 is the deadline to … Continue reading

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