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WOTUS, Clean Water, and Bursting Dams

This blog site provides links to two current news items (WOTUS and the Clean Water Act), a science-based research paper, and a short visit to a meandering pasture creek. Access to safe water is a global concern, but in this edition we look at a few of the many U.S.-based stories, editorials, and reports that flow by every week.

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The President has issued an Executive Order directing the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to “… begin dismantling their  [WOTUS] rule [which was intended] to clarify the agency’s authority over various waters. That jurisdiction – based on several U.S. Supreme Court decisions – had included ‘navigable’ waters and[…]

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