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Wetlander's Pick of the Posts U.S. Governors Address Water

By Brett Walton – Circle of Blue – January 15, 2016
President Barack Obama did not directly mention water in the State of the Union speech on Tuesday night. References to climate change were the closest he came. But governors, in their State of the State addresses, are not as circumspect. Because water is managed primarily at the state and local level, state leaders often have an ardent interest in the topic — this year perhaps even more than usual. A potentially precedent-setting Clean Water Act lawsuit in Iowa filed a year ago forced state officials to look for new approaches to farm pollution. Drought in the American West prompted a reexamination of state water policies. And the slow draining of the Ogallala Aquifer, lifeblood of the Great Plains, continues to weigh on Kansas. For full story, click here.

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