Tag: Clean Water Act

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Marines Blowing Up Dams to ‘Re-Wild’ Orange County

The U.S. Marines have started blowing up 10 dams in Orange County, in the midst of an ongoing rainy season, and despite President Trump’s executive order to curtail the Obama administration’s controversial “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) regulation.

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Trump Relaxing EPA Water Regulation; Heartland Farmers Applaud

Farmers in Michigan are expressing relief that President Donald J. Trump has, through an executive order, started the process of reviewing, revising, or rescinding the Waters of the U.S. portion of the Clean Water Act that threatened to put huge swaths of land under federal control.

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Farmers Applaud Trump for Repealing EPA’s WOTUS Rule

Farmers are applauding President Donald Trump’s executive order Tuesday that reverses the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule, which gave the agency virtually limitless authority to regulate water on private land.

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America on Verge of Zika Pandemic; Aerial Pesticides Next

With the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issuing their first warning for Americans to avoid travel to an American neighborhood, the U.S. is on the verge of a Zika pandemic that may soon require extreme measures, including aerial pesticide spraying.

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Supreme Court Gives Win To Property Owners vs. Environmental Agency

In an opinion written by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court ruled 8-0 in Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co. that a landowner can sue an agency over its “approved” version of a “Jurisdictional Determination.”

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House Democrats Condemn Easing Pesticide Regulations to Combat Zika

Liberal Democrats in the House rejected a bill that would end a redundant Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) permit requirement to spray federally approved pesticides into bodies of water to combat the mosquito that carries the Zika virus.

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BP to Pay Texas $780M Over Oil Spill

Texas will receive more than $780 million from BP as part of a $20.2 billion settlement agreement with Gulf states in connection with the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill. The settlement agreement follows a federal judge ruling that found BP at fault for gross negligence in the spill, which released nearly 134 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.