Clean Water Act

Coal Ash Dumps Are Contaminating Groundwater in 22 States

“Back home, the Trump administration is working to fulfill a central campaign promise and buoy the coal industry by systematically rolling back Obama-era regulations that would force power utilities either to turn away from coal or burn it in a much cleaner fashion. At the helm of Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is Andrew Wheeler, […]

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Trump considers undercutting state authority in quest to expedite pipeline development

Burning down the planet one pipeline at a time…. Trump considers undercutting state authority in quest to expedite pipeline development Congress would need to rewrite the Clean Water Act to limit state powers, legal experts say. Mark Hand Jan 25, 2019, 3:11 pm SHARE Facebook Twitter Email President Donald Trump smiles after announcing approval of

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Water of the US: Update #4 and shutdown

Background: Allows for pesticide use and groundwater pollution is seasonal or low flow streams that support wildlife and flora. “It is important that even dry streams and riverbeds be considered as “waters of the United States” because, as our recent drought has reminded us, seasonality can be within a year or within multiyear cycles,” wrote

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Trump’s Attack on the Clean Water Act Will Fuel Destructive Pipeline Boom

SWAMP WATCH Trump’s Attack on the Clean Water Act Will Fuel Destructive Pipeline Boom Sharon Lerner December 9 2018, 6:00 a.m. A new water rule that will strip federal protections from an estimated 60-90 percent of U.S. waterways will dramatically ease restrictions on how polluting industries do business. According to the rule, which is due out

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Trump administration waives 28 environmental and health protections to build border wall in Texas

“Scientists, environmental advocates, and residents have all pushed back on the wall’s construction. In addition to threatening scientific research in general, many say the project will harm biodiversity and fail to account for climate change. Those who live in the area may suffer health risks with so many environmental laws suspended, in addition to seeing their

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Legal Battle Staves Off Trump’s Assault on Clean Water Protections

SWAMP WATCH: Legal Battle Staves Off Trump’s Assault on Clean Water Protections Since taking office, Donald Trump has waged a relentless attack on the nation’s waterways, but his efforts to strip away protections for rivers and wetlands have run into a tide of legal resistance. One of Trump’s first environmental policy directives was to choke

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