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Bob Crossen
Bob Crossen, Senior Managing Editor
Jun 11 2020
You’ll notice this June issue is a bit different than our normal buyer’s guide. This year we opted to include some editorial content at the expense…
Jun 3 2020
Under an EPA rule finalized Monday, states have less say in issuing Clean Water Act permits.  Up until this change, Section 401 of the federal CWA…
May 13 2020
The House of Representatives introduced a new stimulus bill, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or the "HEROES Act,"…
May 8 2020
A major water infrastructure package advanced in the Senate, approved by votes of 21-0.  The committee approved legislation authorizing approximately…
May 4 2020
Both chambers of Congress are moving ahead on water infrastructure legislation. The bills reauthorize legislation on water resource development and…
Apr 23 2020
The Supreme Court ruled that the Clean Water Act (CWA) requires the federal government to regulate some groundwater pollutants that can make it into…
Apr 22 2020
The Trump administration published a final rule rolling back environmental protections.  The final rule, the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, was…
Apr 16 2020
The U.S. EPA announced that Roubin & Janeiro, Inc., owner of an asphalt manufacturing facility in Washington, D.C., has agreed to actions to…
Mar 19 2020
The U.S. EPA announced a proposed settlement with Citation Oil & Gas Corp. (Citation) of Houston, Texas, to resolve alleged violations of federal…
Mar 11 2020
Editor’s Note: This article was submitted for publishing Jan. 19, 2020. While efforts were made to keep it as current as possible, some information…
Mar 5 2020
The U.S. EPA has extended the public comment period on the draft Clean Water Act permit for New Hampshire's Great Bay by 30 days. The new deadline…
Feb 11 2020
A Bay Area environmental group sued California’s Sunnyvale and Mountain View cities for violation of the Clean Water Act. According to the Mercury…
Jan 24 2020
The administration issued new rules removing federal protections for half the nation’s wetlands and hundreds of thousands of small waterways, …
Jan 21 2020
A lab owner hired to ensure water quality for dozens of Mississippi towns has been sentenced to 18 months for faking test results. John H. Couey, 44…
Dec 31 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit to block the U.S. EPA’s attempt to repeal a 2015 rule defining what waters qualify for federal Clean…
Nov 22 2019
In mid-September, the U.S. EPA and U.S. Army repealed a 2015 rule defining Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulated under the Clean Water Act in a step…
Oct 31 2019
The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recently approved and held a mark up session on H.R. 1497, the Water…
Oct 30 2019
Massachusetts Wequassett Resort and Golf Club reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit brought by the Conservation Law Foundation after the resort…
Oct 17 2019
San Antonio Water System’s (SAWS) is hitting some customers with high water bills because of its rate structure, which was built with an equity lens…
Oct 15 2019
On Oct. 2, Gov. Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 205 (Hertzberg), which addresses the issue of industrial facilities that remain unregulated by…
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