Environmental Protection


ELI Recognizes 6 Wetlands Award Winners

The Environmental Law Institute honors five individuals and one family for their efforts to wetlands conservation.

EPA Orders Landowners to Restore Salmon Stream, Wetlands

Robert and Nancy Loomis allegedly discharged fill material into a wetland on their property that drains into the Takhin River in Alaska.

NRC: Science Justifies Most Fish Protection Action in Bay Delta

However, the justification is not as clear for the basis for specific environmental triggers that indicate when water diversions should be reduced.

Estuary Program Hires GS&P to Address Stormwater

The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program has contracted with Gresham, Smith and Partners to facilitate a coalition to address watershed management issues in Baldwin County, Ala.

Web Forum Seeks Input on How to Best Protect America's Waters

Until its April conference, EPA is seeking ideas about how to restore the nation's waters and create sustainable communities.

Groups: Ohio River Playground Needs Strong Bacteria Standards

ORSANCO survey shows millions of people use the Ohio River for direct contact and indirect contact recreation as well as fish consumption, which would be negatively affected by a wet weather standard.

Study: Maurepas Swamp, Marshes Dying for Lack of Fresh Water

A Southeastern Louisiana University study says that fresh water, either from the Mississippi River or other sources, is needed to sustain the second largest coastal forest in the state.

B&V Enhances Columbia, Mo., Wastewater Plant, Energy Savings

Black & Veatch has designed the stimulus-funded facility to lower vehicle emissions, use renewable energy, and improve reliability.

Blue Tee Corp. Provides Nearly $1.4 M for Superfund Cleanup

The public is invited to comment on the proposed settlement, which will fund remaining cleanup at the Anderson-Calhoun Mine and Mill site.

EPA Orders CAPECO to Clean Up P.R. Explosion Site

After two contractors quit the cleanup job, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered Caribbean Petroleum Refinery to take care of the problem caused by the October 2009 explosion and fire at its petroleum tank farm in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

Pennsylvania Onboard with New Great Lakes Action Plan

The governor said his state will have to integrate current restoration plans into a specific set of priorities and actions for government and nongovernment organizations.

Advocates Seek Stronger Stormwater Controls in Washington

Earthjustice files lawsuit to protect salmon and close loopholes.

Ozarka Partners with Ducks Unlimited to Restore East Texas Wetlands

Bottled water company gives $30,000 gift to be used to enhance wetlands for waterfowl and wildlife.

ducks may be affected by climate change

Warming Climate Drives Wetland Loss, Will Affect Ducks

Model research says that the prairie pothole region of central North America is much more sensitive to climate warming and drying than previously thought.

Tennessee Emory River

22 Electric Utilities Develop Coal Ash Impoundment Action Plans

EPA says many of the electric utilities the agency has assessed are already implementing recommended measures to make their impoundments safer.

Texas' Columbia Lake Impact Statement Ready for Comment

Corps of Engineers seeks comments on its draft environmental impact statement on the Angelina & Neches River Authority project under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act.

Ecologists Create a More Precise Way to Measure Human Impacts

University of Maryland and Baylor University ecologists may have discovered a lower ecological "tipping point" at which species are threatened.

A Burmese python found along the Shark Valley Road in the Everglades

FWS Proposes to Ban Burmese Python Snakes from Everglades

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will publish the proposed rule in the Federal Register in early February and make available drafts of the economic and environmental analyses.

Mississippi Landowner Fills Wetlands, Pays $100,000

Rodney O. Corr discharged fill material into approximately 14 acres of wetlands to clear a site for commercial development without applying for a Clean Water Act Section 404 permit.

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