Water & Wetlands

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...

Refuge Dunes to Be Mined to Shore up Private Beach Homes

Refuge Dunes to Be Mined to Shore up Private Beach Homes Legality of Scraping Delaware Refuge Beaches Challenged to Prevent Precedent Washington, DC — A plan to scrape sand from dunes at the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in order to rebuild the dune-line...

Bid to Hike Sewage Content of New Jersey Rivers

Bid to Hike Sewage Content of New Jersey Rivers Sewer Plants Ask Christie Administration to Relax Water Supply Protections Trenton — Wastewater treatment companies have asked the Christie administration to allow more pollutants to be discharged into New Jersey’s...