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Monthly Archives: January 2019

FERC Continues to Forge Its Own Path in Considering Climate Impacts in Pipeline Applications By Jeffrey Karp and Kevin Fink – Sullivan & Worcester – January 14, 2019 Among other responsibilities, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “the Commission”) … Continue reading

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Waters of the US’ would alter environmental reg as we know it By Joshua A. Bloom – The Hill – January 1, 2019 The scope of the Clean Water Act has been the subject of dispute beginning with its enactment … Continue reading

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Loons Are Getting Squeezed by Wind Farms By Jerry Howard –  Hakai Magazine –  January 14, 2019 Wind turbines don’t just wallop birds that collide with their spinning blades, they also shift where birds choose to fly and land. A … Continue reading

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Developers, not farmers, get biggest hit from wetlands rule The Associated Press – January 14, 2019 President Donald Trump often points to farmers as among the biggest winners from the administration’s proposed rollback of federal protections for wetlands and waterways … Continue reading

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WOTUS Revised: Proposed Federal Rule Retracts the Reach of the Clean Water Act By Wendy Manley – Forest Network – December 19, 2018 The controversial definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS), which establishes the reach of federal jurisdiction … Continue reading

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Bay Foundation grades health of the Chesapeake Bay a D+ By Rachel Felver – Chesapeake Bay Program – January 8, 2019 The first assessment of Bay health in 2019 shows mixed results. In the biennial “State of the Bay” report, … Continue reading

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Farm Bill by the Numbers National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition –  December 21, 2018 The farm bill is complex package of legislation – like other authorizing bills, the bill’s primary focus is on policies and programs, but unlike many authorization bills, the … Continue reading

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Putting some mussel into river restoration By Rebecca Chillrud – Chesapeake Bay Program – January 02, 2019 Maryland’s Patapsco River, which flows through central Maryland into the Chesapeake Bay, hasn’t been home to the eastern elliptio, a freshwater mussel species, … Continue reading

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Making Waves: 5 Steps the 116th Congress Should Take to Restore the Health and Productivity of America’s Oceans By Alexandra Carter and Miriam Goldstein – Center for American Progress – December 18, 2018 The 2018 elections sent a clear message: … Continue reading

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The Value of Snow By Jessica D. Lundquist – EOS – December 18, 2018 The fall colors are moving from the trees to the sidewalk, and the morning walk to the bus stop seems colder each day. “Do you think … Continue reading

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