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Song of the Seagrass   Attish kanhai –  Earth Island Journal –  November 6, 2019 In the early twentieth century, coal miners would carry canaries in cages with them as they descended into the cavernous depths of mines. As long … Continue reading

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New EPA regulations could allow for more polluted waters, and tribes and state officials are worried By Hannah Weinberger – Crosscut – October 7, 2019 Lydia Sigo, a geoduck diver and Suquamish Museum historian, has harvested seafood from central Puget … Continue reading

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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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How Do Wetlands Protect Land and Water? Soil Science Society of America – Soils Matter – September 15, 2018 Originally, wetlands were thought of as wasted land that could be drained for agriculture, building housing developments and other structures. Even … Continue reading

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Here’s How a Mile of Chicago’s River Became a Wildlife Haven By Leslie Nemo – Mother Jones –August 7, 2018 If you can bypass the cheese display at the Goose Island Whole Foods in Chicago, there’s a strange sight out … Continue reading

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After Decades of Effort, the Chesapeake Bay is Turning Around By Evan Lubofsky – Hakai Magazine – August 1, 2018 Complex. Mottled. Imperiled. Screwed. These are just some of the words scientists scrawled on cocktail napkins at a dinner in … Continue reading

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Northam Must Act to Protect Clean Water from Pipelines By Amy Mall – NRDC – February 26, 2018 A new report issued today, prepared by experts in water quality on behalf of NRDC, outlines the severe threats to clean water … 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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Infrastructure Investment? Time for some Integrated Thinking By Katherine Baer– River Network – January 30, 2017 Eight years ago, Congress invested big-time in infrastructure, including water infrastructure through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Investing in our crumbling water … Continue reading

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Partnering with States to Cut Nutrient Pollution By Joel Beauvais – EPA Connect – September 22, 2016 Nutrient pollution remains one of America’s most widespread and costly environmental and public health challenges, threatening the prosperity and quality of life of … Continue reading

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