Clean Water Act

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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Federal Appeals Court Reaffirms Maui Clean Water Act Decision

  The last several years green algae has closed down Russian River beaches due to toxic green algae. Sonoma County has copious amounts of agricultural run-off and failing septic systems. With 1,100 illegal water draws recorded and reported in the local paper The Bohemian, and authorities not enforcing illegal water draws, the water quality will continue to plummet. We …

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Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Species From Trump Administration’s Rollback of Clean Water Protections

“Every day the Trump administration blocks protections for these wetlands is another day that polluters are allowed to drive birds, fish and other animals closer to extinction,” said Hannah Connor, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. “We just can’t let that happen.” “We will do everything in our power to stop the …

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