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Federal Water Tap, April 24: Pennsylvania’s Pollution Failures Targeted in Proposed Chesapeake Bay Settlement

The Rundown Under a proposed settlement, the EPA will scrutinize Pennsylvania’s water pollution in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The U.S. Forest Service begins re-examining climate resilience policies for forests and grasslands. The House fails to overturn President Biden’s veto of legislation to reduce Clean Water Act protections. The National Interagency Fire Center publishes a three-month […]


Federal Water Tap, January 24: Agencies Outline Spending Plans for Infrastructure Bill Funds

The Rundown The Army Corps and other agencies outline how they will spend supplemental funds from the infrastructure bill. Two FEMA disaster-prevention grant programs, totaling more than $1.1 billion in funding, have application deadlines this week. The Commerce Department seeks information on the environmental footprint of the semiconductor industry. And lastly, a U.S. Department of […]


The Stream, July 30, 2021: India’s Water Crisis Could Worsen As Coal Mining Projects Expand

YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN As India plans to expand coal mining, environmentalists worry about the country’s worsening water crisis. In the American West, heavy rains in Arizona aren’t doing much to mitigate drought, Lake Powell water levels reach historic lows, and water theft in California reaches an all-time high. A U.S. representative is proposing additional funding […]


Federal Water Tap, May 3: Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Water Infrastructure Bill

The Rundown By a near-unanimous margin, the Senate approved a broad water infrastructure package. FERC commissioners discuss incorporating environmental justice into their evaluation of energy infrastructure. The EPA announces a new round of WIFIA funds and approves grant funding for water systems in two Alaska Native villages. President Biden nominates a government veteran to lead […]


The Stream, January 24: Another Mass Fish Kill Strikes New South Wales, Australia

The Global Rundown Thousands more fish die in New South Wales, Australia. New Florida governor Ron DeSantis calls for the resignation of the state’s water policy managers. Indonesia’s Jenebarang River overflows, swamping homes and killing six people. Urban designers make Wuhan, China, into a “sponge city,” in a bid to boost flood resilience. Zimbabwe considers […]


The Stream, August 17: Colorado River Cutbacks Possible by 2020, Federal Report Warns

The Global Rundown A newly-released U.S. federal report warns that water cutbacks in the southwestern United States could occur by 2020 as Colorado River water levels fall. Bushfire season begins early in parched Australia. Lead in U.S. Army bases is poisoning service members’ children, a new report claims. Delhi, India, neglects traditional rainwater harvesting amid its […]