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Does Scott Pruitt have a solid case for repealing the Clean Water Rule? The Conservation – July 5, 2017 On June 27, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule rescinding the Obama administration’s “Clean Water Rule.” This … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie This month’s issue of the Association of State Wetland Manager’s monthly e-zine – Wetland Breaking News – included a story on “Top Trends Conservationists Should be Paying Attention to but Aren’t”.  It’s an intriguing list and there are also … Continue reading

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We Won’t Back Down from our Mission By Liz Purchia – EPA Connect – December 17, 2015 It’s that time again. Like clockwork, mere days after the world reached a historic global climate agreement in Paris, a small but vocal group … Continue reading

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Working for Clean Water is a Dream Come True By Joel Beauvais – EPA Connect – November 24, 2015 I grew up in rural Connecticut in the Housatonic River watershed. My childhood revolved around water, whether it was swimming and … Continue reading

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Sportsmen Win a Clean-Water Victory, Bu the Fight Isn’t Over By Bob Marshall – Field & Stream – The Conservationist Blog – November 5, 2015 Few recent conservation battles have been better at showing sportsmen just what they can still … Continue reading

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by Professor Kim Diana Connolly SUNY Buffalo Law School Every captivating story needs a plot twist. And while the story of what gets to be (has to be?) considered a jurisdictional water of the United States has not always been … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM We live in a very polarized country, where political language is dominated by sound bites that sadly do not reflect in-depth research or objective understanding of the issues at hand. It’s a political … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie The Clean Water Rule is scheduled to begin being implemented on Friday, August 28.  There has been a great deal of press coverage about the new rule, bills introduced into Congress to stop it, as well as … Continue reading

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Twelve lawsuits brought against EPA’s Clean Water Rule to be heard together By Whitney Forman-Cook –Agri-Pluse – July 31, 2015 A dozen lawsuits brought in protest against the Obama administration’s newly finalized “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule are scheduled … Continue reading

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