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Monthly Archives: March 2017

The infrastructure opportunity nobody is talking about – yet By Steve Cochran – EDF Voices: People on the Planet – February 28, 2017 In the divisive political atmosphere of 2017, there is one issue that leaders across the spectrum agree … Continue reading

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Ships Struggle To Battle Invasive Species As Global Trade Surges By Kristen Minogue – Shorelines – March 20, 2017 – Video In the battle against invasive species, giant commercial ships are fighting on the front lines. But even when they … Continue reading

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 The Trump Skinny Budget and Federal Flood Protection By Julie Minerva, Scott L. Shapiro and Andrea P. Clark – The Levee Was Dry – March 16, 2017 This morning the Trump Administration released its America First Budget (aka the Skinny … Continue reading

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Why the Headwaters Matter for Natural Infrastructure By Julie Fair – American Rivers Blog – March 10, 2017 When most people think about water infrastructure, they picture reservoirs, canals, and levees. However, the forests, meadows, and snowy mountain peaks above … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, ASWM This month the Association of State Wetland Managers published a paper describing “Priorities for State Wetland Programs in the New Administration” which outlines six areas of importance to state wetland managers:  1)  Supporting open … Continue reading

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Hunting and Fishing Groups Leery of Weakening Clean Water Act By Ben Long – OutdoorLife – March 7, 2017 Take the water out of a freestone trout stream and you’ll be casting to a bunch of rocks. Drain the wetlands … Continue reading

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What Slashing the EPA’s Budget by One-Quarter Would Really Mean By Marinanne Lavelle – InsdieClimate News – March 10, 2017 The Trump Administration’s proposed slashing of the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget threatens to reduce the agency’s resources to levels not … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst, ASWM As a mother of two elementary school-aged children, I always have my eye out for interesting weekend or evening activities that we can go to as a family that have hands-on learning opportunities and … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Investment? Time for some Integrated Thinking By Katherine Baer– River Network – January 30, 2017 Eight years ago, Congress invested big-time in infrastructure, including water infrastructure through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Investing in our crumbling water … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Water: Trump Orders a Review of Obama-Era WOTUS Rule By Judith Lewis Mernit – Laws and Nature – March 1,, 2017 As Molly reported on Sunday, “regulatory certainty” is the top priority at the U.S. Environmental Protection … Continue reading

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