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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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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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New EPA Citizen Science Quality Assurance Handbook Provides Best Practices for Citizen Science Projects U.S. Environmental Protection Agency For those who are curious about the natural world or have concerns about environmental issues such as air pollution or water quality, … Continue reading

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What We Owe to Rachel Carson Chesapeake Bay Foundation – March 14, 2019 In honor of Women’s History Month, we are looking back at some of the natural world’s greatest heroines. And perhaps there’s no one more deserving of that descriptor … Continue reading

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EPA Expands Clean Air Act Loopholes for Coal Plants By Jack Lienke and Richard L. Revesz – The Hill – September 5, 2018 Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a proposal to replace the Obama administration’s signature climate initiative, the Clean … Continue reading

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Here are 10 Topics Senators Could Ask Trump’s Science Advisor Nominee to Address By Jeffrey Mervis – Science Magazine – August 21, 2018 Is Kelvin Droegemeier in sync with the science policies of President Donald Trump? That’s what members of … Continue reading

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Six Things You Should Know About the EPA’s New Science Restriction Draft Policy By Gretchen Goldman – Union of Concerned Scientists – April 25, 2018 Yesterday, the EPA unveiled a long-awaited policy changing how the EPA can use science in … 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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