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Monthly Archives: October 2015

by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst Last week, ASWM Executive Director Jeanne Christie and I went to Washington DC and West Virginia to meet with staff at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Association of Clean Water Administrators, Natural Resources Conservation Service, … Continue reading

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Collaboration can save the Mississippi River Watershed By Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative – AG Professional – October 15, 2015 A diverse group of more than 400 businesses, associations, government agencies, science organizations, academic institutions and non-profit organizations released … Continue reading

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Hydropower Doesn’t Need Any More Loopholes By Scott Bosse – American Rivers Blog – September 18, 2015 A bill pending in the U.S. Senate would give the hydroelectric industry and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission the kind of unconditional authority … Continue reading

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by Professor Kim Diana Connolly SUNY Buffalo Law School Every captivating story needs a plot twist. And while the story of what gets to be (has to be?) considered a jurisdictional water of the United States has not always been … Continue reading

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Celebrating Wisconsin’s Wetlands of International Importance By Tracy Hames – Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin – October 6, 2015 As executive director for Wisconsin Wetlands Association, I have had the chance to visit hundreds of beautiful wetlands across our state. … Continue reading

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Incorporating Natural Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services in Federal Decision-Making By Tamara Dickinson, Timothy Male, Ali Zaidi – White House Blog – October 7, 2015 Our natural world provides critical contributions that support and protect our communities and economy. For instance, … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM It’s been a great autumn for nature. On Wednesday, October 7th, the Administration released a new memorandum directing Federal agencies to factor the value of ecosystem services into Federal planning and decision-making. And … Continue reading

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How a Manmade Tidal Lagoon Could Change the Future of Clean Energy By Feargus O’Sullivan – CityLab – October 7, 2015 – Video Just outside the Welsh city of Swansea, the U.K. is planning one of the most innovative power … Continue reading

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A Really Good Day: Building the East Capital Urban Farm By Jeff Corbin – EPA Connect – October 8, 2015 As much as I love my job, and as proud as I am of the work that EPA does every … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst For a child, the annual question arises, “What am I going to be for Halloween?!”  It’s one of the BIG questions for a kid — right up with “What do I wear for the first … Continue reading

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