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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Virginia Wetlands Again in Jeopardy By Chuck Epes –Bay Daily (blog) – January 21, 2011 Troubling bills are afoot in the Virginia General Assembly that would remove the state’s protection of large tracts of nontidal wetlands and leave the only … Continue reading

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NY: Protecting The Environmental Protection Fund By Elizabeth Mooney – EcoPolitics Daily – January 20, 2011 Farmers and loggers joined environmental organizations this week in urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to restore money to the state’s Environmental Protection Fund. For full … Continue reading

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On December 27, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) replied to a request for clarification on the role of Section 7 consultation in a state or tribe’s application to run the Clean Water Act (CWA) dredge and fill permitting … Continue reading

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Over the past year the Association of State Wetland Managers has been talking to people around the country about wetland mapping as part of pulling together a status report on new wetland mapping projects. What we’ve learned is that wetland … Continue reading

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World Wetlands Day is February 2, 2011 By Bruce Boyes – (blog) – January 18, 2011 http://bruceboyes.info/2011/01/world-wetlands-day-2-february-2011/

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Virtual Tour of Wakodahatchee Wetlands http://www.pbcgov.com/waterutilities/ wakodahatchee/tour.htm

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Sri Lanka: Mitigating hazards to protect environment By Manjula Fernando – Sunday Observer – January 9, 2011 Crash flooding in Colombo is a major concern for city dwellers and authorities alike. The city goes under water with the shortest heavy … Continue reading

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Top 10 Places to Save for Endangered Species “It’s Getting Hot Out There” – new report by the Endangered Species Coalition http://www.itsgettinghotoutthere.org/

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Currently the Administration is reviewing “Clean Water Protection Guidance” (See last week’s Compleat Wetlander at: http://aswm.org/wordpress/the-compleat-wetlander-new-guidance-on-cwa-jurisdiction-will-be-out-for-public-review/) But guidance can only refine existing regulations. This means that new regulations defining “Waters of the U.S.” would be required to fully integrate and … Continue reading

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“In the absence of updated regulations, courts will have to make ad hoc determinations that run the risk of transforming scientific questions into matters of law. That is not the system Congress intended.” —Justice Breyer dissenting in Carabell/Rapanos Over the holidays a notice … Continue reading

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