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There are days when I am discouraged and it seems like public policy can be summed up in a few words: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”                   … Continue reading

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This past week millions of people experienced heavy rains that flooded downtown areas from Detroit to DC to Portland, Maine.  The record was set on Long Island, NY where a whopping 13 inches fell, resulting in the declaration of a … Continue reading

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Our nation’s economy relies on a supply of abundant clean water.  That means we need both clean water and a lot of it.  Dirty, polluted water is expensive.  But often, not to the polluter.  If laws are not in place … Continue reading

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In May 2014 Illinois Farmers Insurance Company made headlines around the country when it sued almost 200 towns in the Chicago area for failing to do more to prevent damages linked to climate change. The suit argues that towns know that … Continue reading

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“It is reckless to suppose that biodiversity can be diminished indefinitely without threatening humanity itself.” –E.O. Wilson Today, May 22, 2014 is the International Day of Biodiversity which was established by the United Nations to increase understanding and awareness of … Continue reading

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On March 25, 2014 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) released a proposed rule to clarify Clean Water Act Jurisdiction.  On the same day they issued an Interpretive Rule, effective immediately, that defines … Continue reading

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On March 25, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) jointly released a proposed rule to clarify Clean Water Act jurisdiction.  The purpose of the proposed rule is to resolve much of the … Continue reading

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“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” —Helen Keller Years ago I was participating in a wetland workshop where all participants were asked to vote by sticking their share of yellow dots on the items … Continue reading

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“Many wetland recovery programs have failed by trying to re-create the original ecosystems. Recent successes have focused on one or two limited goals and have let nature take it from there.” –John Carey An article in the December Issue of … Continue reading

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There are days that I love my job.  I have the privilege of working with fabulous people, learning so many new things and hearing so many stories.  In honor of the holiday season I want to share one of my … Continue reading

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