An Overview of the upcoming Supreme Court case: County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund

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An Overview of the upcoming Supreme Court case: County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund

By Maha Joana Cziesielski   The County of Maui is being taken to the Supreme Court by a number of advocacy groups, led by the Hawaii Wildlife Fund, after a study showed that wastewater from the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility injected into groundwater could be traced into the Pacific ocean. The Clean …

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Policy Alert: EPA Proposes New Rules to Implement Clean Water Act’s State Water Quality Certification Program

By Brittany Schieler Quick overview: 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.  On August 8th the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed changes to implementation of Section 401 of the …

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Student Meets Capitol Hill: A Case for Policy Training in Graduate Education

By Brittany Schieler Thesis proposal? Check. A carefully crafted list of courses? Check. Peer-reviewed articles and conference attendance? Check, check. I had hit all of the important educational and professional benchmarks typically required in a science Ph.D. program. But what about a visit to my congressman’s office on Capitol Hill? …

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ASLO comments on proposal to increase nutrient loads to Lake Baikal

ASLO has written to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of Russian Federation in response to ASLO member concern over proposed changes to regulations surrounding discharge into Lake Baikal (see The Moscow Times story for further information). The full text of the letter from ASLO President Mike Pace is below.  April …

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ASLO Comments on NSF GEO Committee Report

In Fall 2014, the Advisory Committee for the NSF Geosciences Directorate (AC-GEO) released an important report: “Dynamic Earth: GEO Priorities and Frontiers 2015-2020”. The report identifies geoscience imperatives in research, including investments in “basic water cycle research to foster a better understanding of water as a primary agent for transporting mass and …

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ASLO Statement on Proposed Changes to NSERC Partnership programs

Today the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) submitted comments to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) regarding proposed changes to the Strategic Partnership Grants. The full text of ASLO’s comments follow.  ================================= 10 October 2018 The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and …

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