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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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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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UPDATED: Trump Budget Would Still Increase Water Pollution By Jon Devine – NRDC – May 25, 2017 The Trump administration released its more detailed budget proposal yesterday, following up on an outline that it announced in March. Even though its … 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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What happened when an industry-friendly EPA leader in the ’80s went too far By Scott Tong – Marketplace – May 02, 2017 Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in the Trump administration, has drawn fire for being too … Continue reading

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Trump Administration Proposes Additional Budget Cuts at U.S. EPA By Andrea Wortzel and Kevin G. Desharnais – Environmental Law & Policy Monitor – March 30, 2017 Continuing its call for reduced spending at U.S. EPA, the Trump administration proposed additional … Continue reading

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What Slashing the EPA’s Budget by One-Quarter Would Really Mean By Marinanne Lavelle – InsdieClimate News – March 10, 2017 The Trump Administration’s proposed slashing of the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget threatens to reduce the agency’s resources to levels not … Continue reading

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New Court Decision on Water Transfers Reinstates EPA’s Existing Rule Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) – February 3, 2017 A recent court decision provides a new milestone in an ongoing legal dispute over whether water transfers, such as … Continue reading

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