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Fifteen AGs slam Trump move to limit federal authority under Clean Water Act By Steven Mufson – The Washington Post – April 16, 2019 Attorneys general from 14 states and the District of Columbia on Tuesday vehemently opposed the Trump … Continue reading

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Clean Water Act: Chesapeake Bay Watershed Under Threat National Aquarium – March 22, 2019 The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States with more than 18 million people and 2,700 species calling its watershed home. Throughout its … 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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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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The Clean Water Act Blog: January 22, 2018 By Mark Ryan – Ryan & Kuehler PLLC – January 22, 2018 In a 9-0 ruling, the Supreme Court today reversed the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in the WOTUS litigation, holding … Continue reading

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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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