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Monthly Archives: September 2013

By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM No matter what you believe about climate change – whether it is happening or not – whether it is anthropogenetically caused or not – scientific studies have shown that sea levels are rising … Continue reading

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Drink up and Clean up Our Waters By Chris Espinosa – Huffington Post – September 20, 2013 As part of her campaign against childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama is telling the American people to make healthy choices. The latest … Continue reading

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United States: Ninth Circuit’s Fanciful Interpretation Of The Clean Water Act Ripe For Another Reversal? By Peter C. Whitfield – Mondaq – September 18, 2013 Shortly after admonishing the Ninth Circuit for its strained interpretation of the Clean Water Act … Continue reading

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This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) independent Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) has requested public comment on “Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters.” The 331 page report was developed by the EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD) … Continue reading

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SCOV Law Blog: Recognizing wetlands By Andrew Delaney – VTDigger – September 6, 2013 When the SCOV classifies the basis of your appeal as being “for a host of reasons” it’s not necessarily a good thing. Defendants here are a … Continue reading

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Politics of Conservation Fremont Tribune – September 14, 2013 Credit the Natural Resources Defense Council for trying to drum up support for revamping federally subsidized crop insurance to discourage farming on marginal land. Last month the environmental advocacy organization unveiled … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch My son Zachary’s exploring hat took us on another wetland wandering adventure this month to a wonderful little gem called Winslow Park in Freeport, Maine.  Zachary and I love to camp there.  With views out to the … Continue reading

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Wetlands Guidance? That’s Crazy Talk, Apparently By Bob Marshall – Field and Stream The Conservationist – September 4, 2013 The most memorable definition of “crazy” goes something like this: Doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result. Which … Continue reading

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Scientists leave GOP due to attitudes toward science By Judy Fahys – The Salt Lake Tribune – August 29, 2013 Scientists used to be well represented among the nearly half of Americans who voted Republican. But that’s changed over the years, and … Continue reading

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Everything is connected – that is old knowledge.  But  it is knowledge that is reinforced by an article sent to me today, one of several pointing out how climate change and resulting drought contributed to the current conflict in Syria … Continue reading

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