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The proposed FY 2020 budget cuts $8.124 million (8%) from the drinking water program.
With cronyism and influence peddling the norm in most government circles, we have been busier than ever. Below, you'll read about the Trump Administration's water hypocrisy, how industry giants now rule at Interior, why we are questioning the CDC on cancer, and a...
Proposed Rewrite of WOTUS Threatens U.S. Water Security
Federal Intervention Needed If State Continues to Ignore Major Pollution Violations
Pesticides and Pollution Runoff Imperil North America’s “Duck Factory”
WOTUS History The federal Clean Water Act (CWA) was passed in 1972 in order to eliminate discharges of pollutants into navigable waters without a permit. The CWA tasks the EPA with prohibiting “the discharge of any pollutant” to navigable waters from any point...
Most Waters and Wetlands Would Lose Legal Protections against Pollution and Fill
Clewiston Phosphorus and Other Pollution Violations Go Unpunished and Unabated
Retired EPA Experts Discuss Lack of Early Warning System to Avert Lead Drinking Water Tragedies
Continued Illegal Discharges Amid Record Gulf Red Tide Outbreaks