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States navigate wetland protections in wake of Supreme Court decision

Following a Supreme Court ruling that removed federal protections for many wetlands, states are now divided on how to respond, with some enhancing protections and others rolling them back.

Alex Brown reports for Stateline.

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Local environmental groups file federal lawsuit against plastics manufacturer in Monaca

Local environmental groups PennEnvironment and Three Rivers Waterkeeper filed a federal lawsuit against BVPV Styrenics for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act — a charge the company continues to dispute.

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Dems mount effort to restore wetland protections

Scores of House Democrats have joined legislation in response to the Supreme Court's Sackett ruling.
Jim Justice-owned Bluestone Coke sued over water pollution In Alabama

Jim Justice-owned Bluestone Coke sued over water pollution In Alabama

The complaint alleges that Bluestone is in violation of the Clean Water Act by discharging pollutants into a stream that exceed levels allowed by its permit.
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EPA slashes federally protected waters by more than half after Supreme Court ruling

The Environmental Protection Agency and US Army on Tuesday released a new rule that slashes federally protected water by more than half, following a Supreme Court decision in May that rolled back protections for US wetlands.

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What is compensatory mitigation? Evening the scales of environmental impact in NH

At both the state and federal levels, there are laws aiming to even the scales of environmental impacts. It’s a concept called compensatory mitigation, included in Section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act.