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2011-04-28 00:00:28

Sportsmen and women across the country have reason for encouragement today after the administration initiated steps to restore Clean Water Act protections to many wetlands and streams. Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 Sportsmen and women across the country have reason for encouragement today after the administration initiated steps to restore Clean Water Act protections to many wetlands and streams. These waters are critically important to waterfowl and other wildlife populations...

2011-04-20 08:00:00

260+ businesses and organizations sign letter urging congressional leaders to dedicate BP penalties to gulf restoration WASHINGTON, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the first anniversary of the start of the BP Gulf oil disaster, new polling released today shows that voters nationwide overwhelmingly support efforts to ensure that any fines paid by BP and others responsible for the spill are dedicated to restoring the region. Under the Clean Water Act (CWA), BP's fines will be...

2011-03-07 21:45:46

New research reveals vast tracts of wetlands along the upper Gulf Coast are more hydrologically connected to Galveston Bay and other waters of the U.S. than previously thought, suggesting immediate implications for how they are preserved, managed and regulated, according to Texas AgriLife scientists. "Loss of wetlands closer to traditional navigable waters must be mitigated under the Clean Water Act by creating new wetlands, or preferably by protecting and restoring similar existing...

2011-02-25 15:48:00

CHARLESTON, W.V., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to withhold funds from the EPA and the Office of Surface Mining (OSM) for components of guidance or new rules that are continuing the attack on Appalachian coal mining. Specifically, the House approved Rep. Morgan Griffith's (R-VA) amendment that prohibits funding for EPA's unwarranted intrusion into the Corps of Engineers coal mine permitting responsibilities under Section 404 of...

2011-02-24 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A united coalition of fishing, hunting and sporting organizations from nearly every U.S. state joined together on Thursday to ask the federal Environmental Protection Agency to use its authority to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska from the dangers of the proposed Pebble Mine. More than 360 organizations, ranging from fly fishing groups to big game hunters, signed a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, urging her to use the agency's authority...

2011-02-16 12:23:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it is seeking comments on its proposal to renew and revise nationwide permits for work in wetlands and other waters that are regulated by Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. In addition, USACE is proposing to issue two new nationwide permits that pertain to authorizing renewable energy generation projects. "Our goal is to...

2011-01-27 13:22:00

House Democratic Amendment Similar to Recently Introduced Bill by GOP Congressman Scalise WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven nonprofit advocacy groups praised an amendment in an updated oil spill response bill introduced last night by U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Ma.) and other House Democrats that would implement a key recommendation by the bipartisan oil spill commission. The recommendation is for Congress to dedicate 80 percent of Clean Water Act penalties to be...

2011-01-13 10:54:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today its veto of a properly issued, valid Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 permit for Mingo Logan's Spruce No. 1 surface mine located in West Virginia. This is the first time in history EPA has revoked a previously issued, valid CWA Section 404 permit. The Spruce permit was issued in 2007 after an in-depth 10-year review, including a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement....

2011-01-06 12:00:00

87 Grants to Improve Water Quality, Restore Lands HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In announcing the latest round of Growing Greener grants -- as well as funding from the federal government -- Governor Edward G. Rendell said today that the commonwealth is investing in projects that provide visible and measurable improvements to the environment despite the increasingly limited nature of the funds. All told, the Governor said the state was awarding $14.1 million for...

2011-01-06 10:59:00

CONCORD, Mass., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After reviewing the Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision on the Cape Wind, LLC wind energy facility proposal to construct 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound, Mass., that was compiled by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District has made its determination under Section 10/Section 404 jurisdiction to issue a Corps permit for the...


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