The EPA proposed changes to implementation of Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2019-0405) which will significantly restrict a state or tribe’s authority in certifying infrastructure projects that will impact its waters and watershed habitat.
We are deeply troubled by this week’s events surrounding the Environmental Protection Agency’s censoring of scientists slated to speak about the health of Narragansett Bay on 23 October.
Throughout September Capitol Hill has been abuzz with appropriations meetings and other budget happenings. Earlier in the month, Congress passed legislation that keeps the government funded through mid-December, allowing only a few additional months to finalize a spending bill for the fiscal year.
The Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) opposes the Trump Administration’s ongoing efforts to repeal and replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule (Waters of the United States Rule or WOTUS).
Dear ASLO Members,
Many in our community are discouraged and anxious about what lies ahead as the political landscape changes. An unsettling realization many of us came to at the end of 2016 is that, in politics, facts don’t always matter.
We believe a more appropriate conclusion is that