Goodbye, Clean Water Act. Hello, Zombie Fish.

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2020 04:30:55 +0000

Zombie fish — it’s just a prelude of what’s to come for our waters, once protected, but not more

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Donald Trump’s EPA, Ruled By The Swamp, Is Letting Companies Dump Sewage Into Our Rivers

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 17:44:59 +0000

It seems that the EPA under Donald Trump wants to dump raw sewage into our rivers. The organization is now allowing cities to do just that. In an article by the New York Times, the Trump administration has decided to reverse almost 95 environmental rules in a massive retreat on environmental protection, because “it’s too costly for industry or taxpayers.”

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Crystal Clear Water For Americans? Not Under Trump’s New Policies

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2020 00:56:06 +0000

EPA logoThe EPA proposes to roll back the rules regarding clean water protection, removing many rivers and streams from federal protection. The change could have significant effects on the health of many Americans.

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Federal Court Vacates Parts of Obama EPA’s ELG Rule 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:06:55 +0000

In a legal victory for environmental groups, a federal court has vacated key portions of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) November 2015–promulgated effluent limitations guidelines (ELGs) for steam electric power plants, deeming them “unlawful.”  The decision adds a dramatic new element of uncertainty for the rule’s timeline, which the Trump administration has said it expects […]

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Amid Broad Legal Challenges, EPA Proposes Narrower Definition of WOTUS

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:24:48 +0000

In a move widely applauded by the power industry, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of the Army proposed a new definition of “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) that could exempt groundwater and ditches from regulation under the Clean Water Act (CWA).  The measures follow other recent significant regulatory actions by the agency. On […]

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