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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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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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