Water & Wetlands

Suit to Bar Beach Scraping at Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge

Suit to Bar Beach Scraping at Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge Move to Destroy Refuge Wetlands to Protect Private Beach Homes Challenged Washington, DC — A plan to scrape sand from the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in order to build a dune-line to protect beach homes...

Big Wetlands Losses Plotted for Green Power

Big Wetlands Losses Plotted for Green Power Corps Prepares Broad Exemptions for Solar, Wind, Geothermal & Tidal Facilities Washington, DC — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is finalizing new rules allowing the destruction of wetlands and streams and ocean floor to...

Uncontrolled Medical Drug Discharges Into Drinking Water

Uncontrolled Medical Drug Discharges Into Drinking Water EPA Health Facility Guidance Is Weak, Contradictory and Counterproductive Washington, DC — A new effort by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stem mounting water pollution from pharmaceuticals will be...

EPA Prescribes Florida Tough Medicine for Everglades

EPA Prescribes Florida Tough Medicine for Everglades State May Balk at Stringent Federal Water Quality Measures and Timetables Tallahassee — Facing a federal contempt citation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Florida to take immediate and dramatic...

Delaware Has Second Thoughts About Refuge Beach Scraping

Delaware Has Second Thoughts About Refuge Beach Scraping Not Enough Sand to Close Dune Breaches and Growing Worry about Habitat Harm Washington, DC — A plan to scrape sand from beaches on the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in order to rebuild dunes shielding...

Filter the Chemical Soup in New Jersey’s Drinking Water

Filter the Chemical Soup in New Jersey’s Drinking Water Available Treatments Could Screen Hundreds of Unregulated Compounds from Taps Trenton — New Jersey should filter its drinking water to remove hundreds of chemicals, most of which are unregulated, from its...