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 […]
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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Colorado River conservation plan, while a water rights settlement introduced in the Senate would allow more water to be withdrawn upstream in the basin, […]
The Global Rundown The Trump administration proposes major rollbacks of the United States’ Clean Water Act. China attempts to cut pollution of the Bohai Sea. Snowpack in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains is above-average following recent storms. Officials attempt to understand a recent PFAS spike in the water supply of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Data shows that […]
The Global Rundown Data shows that the 1972 Clean Water Act greatly decreased pollution in U.S. waterways. Senegal considers desalination to help combat growing water shortages. Waterborne diseases begin to spread in quake-hit Indonesia. A new study quantifies the link between fertilizer and watershed contamination. Cases of dengue, a mosquito-borne disease that intensifies during the […]
The Rundown Two appeals court decisions contradict what other circuits concluded about groundwater and the Clean Water Act. Federal agency officials tell a Senate committee that PFAS drinking water regulations will take years to finalize, if the agency decides to regulate them. Bill introduced in Congress would provide health benefits to veterans sickened by PFAS […]
The Rundown A federal appeals court further muddies the question of groundwater and the Clean Water Act. The House passes a big water infrastructure package. Near the end of the session, a gusher of water-related bills in the House. An EPA environmental justice advisory committee makes water infrastructure recommendations. The EPA adds five sites to […]