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Economic analysis could undermine Trump rule repeal Ariel Wittenberg – E&E News – October 30, 2019 When the Trump administration finalized its repeal of the Obama-era Clean Water Rule last month, it also quietly updated an economic analysis of the … Continue reading

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WOTUS lawsuits start long, muddy legal battle Pamela King – E&E News – October 24, 2019 Get ready for a surge of lawsuits over the Trump administration’s decision to walk back Obama-era protections for wetlands and streams. Opponents to the administration’s … Continue reading

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New EPA regulations could allow for more polluted waters, and tribes and state officials are worried By Hannah Weinberger – Crosscut – October 7, 2019 Lydia Sigo, a geoduck diver and Suquamish Museum historian, has harvested seafood from central Puget … Continue reading

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In North Carolina, novel legal maneuver deployed against Atlantic Coast Pipeline By Elizabeth Ouzts – Energy News Network – August 21, 2019 With the Atlantic Coast Pipeline mired in federal lawsuits and its construction stalled indefinitely, North Carolina environmental advocates … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes Rule to Narrow, Streamline CWA Section 401 Review The National Law Review – August 12, 2019 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a proposed rule (Proposed Rule) that would make sweeping changes in how states (and … Continue reading

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‘The river disappears, but the pollution doesn’t’ By Ariel Wittenberg – E&E News – July 16, 2019 The Big Lost River earns its name. Beginning in Idaho’s tallest peaks, moving through irrigation dams and diversions, the river flows into the … Continue reading

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Highlights from the Trump Administration’s Rulemaking Agenda B Ann D. Navaro and Christine G. Wyman – The National Law Review – July 16, 2019 The Office of Management and Budget’s Spring 2019 Unified Regulatory Agenda includes many items with significant … Continue reading

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Mixed Reviews for EPA Move to Speed Energy Permits By Pam Hunter McFarland – ENR – June 19, 2019 The outlook for new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidance aimed at streamlining permit approvals for natural gas pipelines and other energy … Continue reading

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EPA Issues Revised CWA Section 401 Guidance to States The National Law Review – June 10, 2019 On June 7, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an updated guidance document (Updated Guidance) that clarifies and provides recommendations to states … Continue reading

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A Cleveland River Once Oozed and Burned. It’s Now a Hot Spot. By Erik Piepenburg – The New York Times – June 7, 2019 A misconception still clings to Cleveland and it comes down to three words: river on fire. … Continue reading

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