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Category: Water Quality :: Wetlands
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Policy News: January 27, 2020 27.1.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: White House Finalizes “Waters of The U.S.”  rule, removing protections for wetland and streams Six things to know about the new regulation. Congress House Natural Resources Committee advances Migratory Bird Protection Act. Executive Branch EPA’s Science Advisory Board reviews “Transparency in Science” rule. Courts Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismisses youth climate ...
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Tell Louisiana Agencies: Do Not Undermine Coastal Restoration 27.1.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Tell Louisiana Agencies: Do Not Undermine Coastal Restoration
Trump rollback could leave nation’s waterways vulnerable to pollution 24.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Trump rule narrows the 2015 definition of what’s a protected body of water and effectively removes safeguards for some waterways that had been put into place with the 1972 Clean Water Act
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Trump administration is rolling back Obama-era protections for smaller waterways 24.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The controversial rule change will dramatically reduce federal pollution protections for many streams and wetlands. Farmers and builders welcome that, but environmental groups plan to challenge it.
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California will be hit hard as Trump administration weakens clean water protections 23.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

The Trump administration overhauls Obama-era water safeguards, significantly narrowing which bodies of water deserve federal protection.

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Letters to the Editor: Bulldozing parts of Ballona is no way to restore the wetlands 19.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

If much of the focus of the state's restoration project is creating recreational opportunities, are we really "restoring" the Ballona Wetlands?

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Op-Ed: L.A. has one tidal wetland left. Activists are too busy fighting each other to save it 16.1.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Instead of working together to save the Ballona wetlands, local environmentalists have taken the site hostage in an ideological battle.

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Trump's plans to strip clean water protections leave New Mexico fearing pollution and health risks 31.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

The Trump administration's plans to weaken clean water protections would lift limits on how much pollution can be dumped into small streams and wetlands, a move that could threaten arid Western states. In New Mexico, the Clean Water Act will essentially cease to exist.

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Letters to the Editor: Save the Ballona wetlands by stopping the state's 'restoration' plan 25.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The state's restoration plan for the Ballona wetlands would increase the human footprint there. It must be rejected.

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'Coastal Disneyland project'? Groups debate plan to restore Ballona wetlands 23.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

A long-awaited restoration plan has inflamed the historic feud over the fate of the Ballona wetlands, a 600-acre preserve just north of LAX.

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Delta Dispatches: Don’t Miss Lights on the Lake on Dec. 14th! 13.12.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Delta Dispatches: Don’t Miss Lights on the Lake on Dec. 14th!
Opinion: Birds are vanishing from North America. There's a way to bring them back 12.12.2019 LA Times: Commentary

As humans destroy and fracture habitat, birds leave or perish. But habitat can be restored, and with it, the population of birds.

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Protect 45,000 Acres of Louisiana's wetlands 11.12.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Protect 45,000 Acres of Louisiana's wetlands
Amid the wasteland of the Salton Sea, a miraculous but challenging oasis is born 9.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

It came as a bittersweet surprise to biologists and government agencies monitoring the steadily shrinking Salton Sea's slide toward death by choking dust storms and salt.

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Using the Mississippi River to Build Land at Fort St. Phillip 6.12.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Using the Mississippi River to Build Land at Fort St. Phillip
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RELEASE: Significant Risk of Water-Related Conflict in Parts of Iraq, Iran, Mali, Nigeria, India and Pakistan Over Next 12 Months 5.12.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Significant Risk of Water-Related Conflict in Parts of Iraq, Iran, Mali, Nigeria, India and Pakistan Over Next 12 Months New Water, Peace and Security tool uses machine learning to predict violent conflicts, with an 86% success rate GENEVA (December 5, 2019)—What if we could predict violent conflicts before they arise and help stop them? A groundbreaking new tool, launched today by the Water, Peace and Security (WPS) partnership, can predict the risk of violent conflicts up to 12... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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To save Everglades, guardians fight time — and climate 3.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Grabbing a clump of vegetation to steady herself, Tiffany Troxler gingerly slides her feet along the makeshift boardwalk as she ventures out into the marsh. The boards sag, dipping her up to her knees in the tea-colored water.
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Butterfly on a bomb range: How scientists have made the Endangered Species Act work 20.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Nearly 1,500 species have been protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act, and only 11 have gone extinct. When laws are enforced, species can be saved.

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Endangered Species Act at work in protecting butterflies at Fort Bragg’s artillery range 19.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
In the unlikely setting of the world’s most populated military installation, amid all the regimented chaos, you’ll find the Endangered Species Act at work.
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Pam Bondi Dives Into the Swamp 7.11.2019 Mother Jones
Pam Bondi, a former Florida attorney general and more recently a lobbyist at a firm with extensive ties to President Donald Trump, will join the White House communications staff temporarily to help with messaging during the ongoing impeachment inquiry, according to reports Wednesday. Talk about a revolving door. In September 2013, the Donald J. Trump […]
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