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On March 21, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision in Chantell Sackett, et vir, Petitioners v. Environmental Protection Agency et al.  In a 9-0 decision written by Justice Scalia the Supreme Court held that the Sacketts … Continue reading

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I recently received an assignment to read “Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System.”  I was fascinated to learn that when people in an organization, a government or any complex system identify a problem, they are often correct about … Continue reading

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Improving the economy and creating jobs is a high priority. Governors and state legislatures are hard at work nationally. Finding ways to become more business friendly is a common goal. Everyone knows there are tough choices ahead. Budgets are in … Continue reading

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Currently the Administration is reviewing “Clean Water Protection Guidance” (See last week’s Compleat Wetlander at: http://aswm.org/wordpress/the-compleat-wetlander-new-guidance-on-cwa-jurisdiction-will-be-out-for-public-review/) But guidance can only refine existing regulations. This means that new regulations defining “Waters of the U.S.” would be required to fully integrate and … Continue reading

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There is one question that I have been asked several times a year every year beginning in 2001.  It is– “How many states have passed legislation to protect wetlands no longer protected under the Clean Water Act following SWANCC?” This … Continue reading

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