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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Losses due to flooding and severe storm events have been and continue to be on the rise due to both naturally occurring extreme weather events and human activity. According to the National Oceanic … 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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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM In April of this year, Dr. Jon Kusler, Esq. (founder and former Executive Director of the Association of State Wetland Managers) – published a report titled “Government Liability and Climate Change: Selected Issues … 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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When streamlining environmental review really means undermining it By Holly Doremus – Legal Planet – April 2, 2013 The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has unanimously endorsed S 601, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013. Although it’s nice to see … Continue reading

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“The objective of this Act is to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the Nation’s waters.” –Federal Water Pollution Control Act Sec. 101 [33 USC 1251 Sec. 101(a)] The Clean Water Act has a birthday this … Continue reading

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This week the House Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a hearing at 10:00 a.m. on September 20 titled, “Forty Years after the Clean Water Act: Is it Time for the States to … Continue reading

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The current Farm Bill is due to expire in September of 2012.  If it is not revised or extended, funding for many current programs will sunset. In addition, there is a provision in the Farm Bill which causes it to … Continue reading

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Wetland mitigation along with wetland restoration is a relatively recent concept, recognized on a national level after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed the Mitigation Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in 1990. … Continue reading

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Costello: Are you the manager? Abbott: Yes. Costello: You gonna be the coach too? Abbott: Yes. Costello: And you don’t know the fellows’ names? Abbott: Well I should. Costello: Well then who’s on first? Abbott: Yes. Who’s on First? by … Continue reading

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