The Rundown The EPA and Army Corps will take yet another attempt at defining what waterways are protected by the Clean Water Act. Senators propose $10 billion to test for and clean up PFAS contamination at Defense Department sites. A House committee advances a wastewater infrastructure bill. Federal agencies and local partners aim for a […]
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The Global Rundown The EPA has failed to adequately enforce the Clean Water Act in one Midwest region, according to a new report. Environmental authority over Oklahoma’s federally recognized tribes has been handed over to the state. A proposed hog farm in Minnesota could take millions of gallons of water from a local aquifer. Several […]
The Rundown The EPA proposes a more nuanced examination of how sewer system upgrades affect the finances of people in the lowest income brackets. Bureau of Reclamation models show a higher risk of low reservoir levels in the Colorado River basin. The State Department expands a Lower Mekong basin partnership that focuses on water management. […]
The Rundown The EPA narrows use of Section 401 of the Clean Water Act. President Trump signs an order to speed up or abridge environmental review. The Senate passes an Indian water rights settlement bill. The Army Corps forecasts more record-high water levels for two of the Great Lakes. Environment agencies in Canada and the […]
The Rundown Administration diminishes the scope of the Clean Water Act. The Supreme Court says that a lawsuit against local and state officials related to lead contamination in Flint can proceed. The EPA requires industrial facilities to report emissions of 160 PFAS chemicals. A Senate bill would place a moratorium on new concentrated animal feeding […]
The Rundown EPA independent science advisers say WOTUS rewrite ignores science. A bill to regulate PFAS chemicals under the Clean Water Act is introduced in the House. The USGS analyzes shoreline changes on Alaska’s northern coast. And lastly, the House begins the year by debating a bill to regulate PFAS in drinking water. “The [Science […]
Internal politics in Maui County muddle a closely watched groundwater case.
A lawsuit with broad implications for the country’s waterways and pollution permitting system might be resolved out of court, avoiding, at least for now, a showdown in the nation’s highest court over the scope of the Clean Water Act.
The Rundown EPA aims to change Clean Water Act provisions that allow states to grant water quality permits. Federal watchdog agency will investigate the management of Lake Ontario water levels, which reached record highs this summer and flooded lakeshore properties. The EPA’s internal watchdog finds that the agency exceeded the deregulatory targets in a 2017 […]
The Global Rundown The U.S. EPA says it will reevaluate the development of Alaska’s Pebble Mine, which was halted in 2014 due to water pollution concerns. A record heat wave parches Europe. Herders and farmers in Nigeria continue to fight over water and pasture despite stricter grazing laws. Michigan officials warns that higher lead readings […]
The Rundown Disputes over energy infrastructure that states rejected because of water pollution concerns is at the center of an EPA memo seeking to limit state authority. President Trump signs a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill. The White House rejects an intelligence analyst’s written statement for a House climate change hearing. Transportation regulators release a […]
The Rundown The EPA says that all groundwater pollution is excluded from Clean Water Act permitting, even if it eventually flows into regulated waters. President Trumps signs a bill authorizing a Colorado River conservation plan, while a water rights settlement introduced in the Senate would allow more water to be withdrawn upstream in the basin, […]