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By Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, ASWM [PRINT THIS BLOG POST] The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Army (Army) are proposing a rule to rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule (identifying waters subject to Clean Water Act Jurisdiction) … Continue reading

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Nutrient pollution: Voluntary steps are failing to shrink algae blooms and dead zones By Donald Scavia – The Conservation – July 31, 2017 – Video Summer is the season for harmful algae blooms in many U.S. lakes and bays. They … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, ASWM Executive Order 13777,  issued 2/24/17, directs agencies to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force to oversee the evaluation of existing regulations to make recommendations about potential repeal, replacement, or modification. In response the U.S. … 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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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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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM On Monday, February 6th, a tanker truck carrying home heating oil rolled over on the interstate highway running through Portland, Maine, spilling oil along the roadway and into the Fore River. Since that … Continue reading

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Progress in Strengthening Our Government-to-Government Relationship with Tribal Nations By JoAnn Chase and Ethan Shenkman – EPA Connect – January 19, 2017 EPA has long honored tribal rights to sovereignty, self-governance and self-determination. These principles are enshrined in EPA’s Indian … Continue reading

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PA Regulations and Court Victories Translate Directly into Wins for the American People By Gina McCarthy – EPA Connect – January 19, 2017 Over the past few years we have heard a pretty constant refrain about “EPA overreach” which is … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM The term “natural infrastructure” is interpreted broadly and had been used to describe many different types of infrastructure – from bioswales to living shorelines and from wet meadow restoration to removal of dams … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, ASWM An important and timely milestone was achieved on Friday, January 6 with publication of the final rule on Issuance and Reissuance of §404 Nationwide Permits in the Federal Register.  For those that prefer a … Continue reading

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