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The Stream, December 12: Trump Administration Proposal Limits U.S. Clean Water Act

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 Stream, October 10: The 1972 Clean Water Act Dramatically Improved U.S. Water Quality, Study Finds

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 […]


Federal Water Tap, October 1: Sixth Circuit Rulings Muddle Question of Clean Water Act Authority over Groundwater

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 […]


Federal Water Tap, September 17: Appeals Court Says Dominion Coal Ash Ponds Not Regulated by Clean Water Act

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 […]


Federal Water Tap, August 6: Pipeline Industry Cheers Senate Bill to Limit Clean Water Act Permitting

The Rundown Republican senators introduce a bill to restrict use of state water quality permitting under the Clean Water Act. The White House chooses a science adviser. Congress passes a four-month extension of the National Flood Insurance Program and approves a new Wild and Scenic River designation in Montana. EPA finalizes a $200 million groundwater […]


Federal Water Tap, March 6: Trump Executive Order Muddles Clean Water Act

Rundown On President Trump’s orders, two federal agencies begin reviewing the Clean Water Rule. Trump also considers big budget cuts to agencies not named the Department of Defense. Ryan Zinke, a Montana congressman, is confirmed as Interior Department secretary and reauthorizes use of lead bullets and fishing tackle in national wildlife refuges. The Bureau of […]


Lawsuits in Three States Target Groundwater Pollution under Clean Water Act

U.S. water law confronts hydrology. Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons user Waterkeeper Alliance Coal ash ponds near the Cape Fear River, in North Carolina. Click image to enlarge. By Brett Walton Circle of Blue The Clean Water Act, the landmark environmental statue that Congress passed in 1972, does not explicitly regulate the pollution of […]


Federal Water Tap, June 1: EPA Offers Many Exemptions in Clean Water Act Rule

The Rundown The EPA made two big regulatory announcements: on the Clean Water Act and biofuels. The EPA also authorized a record loan for wastewater treatment and approved a green infrastructure deal for Washington. Meanwhile, the EPA’s internal watchdog outlined the agency’s management challenges. An environmental review for a California desalination plant will soon begin. […]