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Tippets: Endangered Status for Thompson Steelhead, EPA Suspends Clean Water Rule, Whirling Disease Found in Tennessee

4 weeks agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Thompson River steelhead are now officially considered endangered under the Species At Risk Act in Canada. A recent assessment by The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada has determined populations in the Thompson River and Chilcotin River to … more ?

Ninth Circuit rules Clean Water Act permit required for indirect discharge to ocean waters

It was a great exam question (at least I thought so — you’ll have to ask my Environmental Law and Policy students if they agree): does the disposal of treated wastewater from a municipal wastewater treatment plant into the ground through injection wells located a short distance from the ocean require  an NPDES permit under […]

State AGs Take EPA to Court Over Clean Water Rule

The Trump administration suspended the Obama-era rule Tuesday, drawing the lawsuit from such states as California, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.       

The Trump Administration Just Dealt a Major Blow to Clean Water Protections

On Wednesday, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt formally suspended the Obama-era Clean Water Rule for two years, while the Trump administration works to repeal and replace the rule with their own, industry-friendly version. Also known as Waters of the United States (WOTUS), the rule was established by the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers in 2015. […]

E.P.A. Blocks Obama-Era Clean Water Rule

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

President Trump has called the Waters of the United States rule, set to enter force in the coming weeks, “one of the worst examples of federal regulation.”

U.S. EPA delays water rule for two years

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday that the 2015 Waters of the United States rule will not be applicable for two years while it works to repeal and replace the Obama-era clean water regulation.

Go Home Already: D.C. Churches Say Clean Rivers Fee Makes Water Bills Too Steep

Federal appeals court in D.C. rules that undocumented teen can get abortion, and more end-of-day news. [ more › ]

Comments on “Economic Analysis for the Proposed Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’—Recodification of Pre-Existing Rules”

Here are the first 622 of 5230 words: Two years ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of the Army (EPA-Army 2015) estimated that the total quantified benefits of the Clean Water Rule (CWR) range from a low of $339 million to $350 million (2014 dollars). The largest...

Decision to rescind Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS) based on flawed analysis: study

New evidence suggests that the Trump Administration's proposal to rescind the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that would limit the scope of the Clean Water Act inappropriately overlooks wetlands-related values.

EPA seeks to step backward on clean water policy

Since President Trump issued an executive order calling for the repeal and replacement of the 2015 Clean Water, or Water of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule, my husband has discussed the issue with — and heard the concerns of — his fellow farmers. As...Show More Summary

Readers sound off: Clean water benefits us all; keep Obama’s rules

7 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Our readers shared their thoughts on keeping Obama-era Clean Water regulations in place.        

EPA chief discusses Clean Water Rule with Indiana officials

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has discussed a federal water rule with Indiana officials, but environmental groups say they weren't included in the conversation. The Indianapolis Star reports … Click to Continue »

Tippets: Comment on Rollback of Clean Water Act, Moffat Tunnel Expansion Project, Declining Steelhead Populations in British Columbia

8 months agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

The comment period on the EPA’s proposed rule, which would rescind protections for America’s headwaters, is now open through August 28, 2018. Take time to voice your concern. Denver Water has been given the green light on the Moffat Tunnel … more ?

Why Did EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Repeal the Clean Water Rule?

As Oklahoma’s attorney general, Pruitt unsuccessfully sued to kill the rule, which he has called “the greatest blow to private property rights the modern era has seen.”

Environmental Protection Agency Head Scott Pruitt Targets Clean Drinking Water Rule

8 months agoNews : Truthdig

By Jake Johnson / Common Dreams The EPA plans to completely rescind the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which helps define which bodies of water are protected by the 1972 Clean Water Act.

Does Scott Pruitt have a solid case for repealing the Clean Water Rule?

On June 27, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule rescinding the Obama administration's "Clean Water Rule." This regulation is designed to clarify which streams, lakes, wetlands and other water bodies fall under the protection of the Clean Water Act.

Tippets: Move to Repeal Water Pollution Regulation, Fish Friendly Roads, Skeena Sockeye Run Lowest on Record

9 months agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

The Trump administration recently took steps toward repealing an Obama-era regulation designed to limit water pollution. The rule, known as the Waters of the United States, was “issued under the authority of the 1972 Clean Water Act, the rule has … more ?

How Difficult Will It Be for the Trump Administration to Replace the Clean Water Rule?

On Monday, I posted a quick summary of the Trump administration’s recent action to start rolling back the Clean Water Rule, a joint rule by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that defines the range of waterways the Clean Water Act protects.   The proposed action the agencies announced last week, […]

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