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Craig Pittman: Florida attorney general tries to make it easier to pave over wetlands

Court cases can be quite entertaining. And I don’t just mean the fictional courtroom dramas on TV, ranging from “Perry Mason” to “LA Law” to “Law and Order: No Not That One, The Other One.” In the four years I spent covering criminal courts for Florida’s largest newspaper, I saw some amazing cases. I saw […]
Biden WOTUS rule revives decades-old protections
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Biden WOTUS rule revives decades-old protections

EPA heralded the rule as rooted in, but improving upon, Reagan-era Clean Water Act regulations.
The Supreme Court takes on the nation's bedrock environmental laws

The Supreme Court takes on the nation's bedrock environmental laws

The Supreme Court ​​​​​​said yesterday that it would hear a challenge to the scope of the Clean Water Act, sparking concern from environmentalists.
Trump rule muddies oversight of free-flowing Ariz. river
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Trump rule muddies oversight of free-flowing Ariz. river

Arizona's San Pedro River, which goes from a dry channel in June to a raging river in July, has long been a battleground between homebuilders needing groundwater and environmentalists who fear development will suck the river dry. And now there's a new threat: President Trump's proposed Waters of the U.S. rule.

Streams could 'come in and out' of WOTUS with climate change
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Streams could 'come in and out' of WOTUS with climate change

The Trump administration's proposed Clean Water Act rollbacks are meant to draw clean lines showing which waterways are protected and which are not.
Some waters would lose protections from coal mining under rule change
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Some waters would lose protections from coal mining under rule change

Ohio coal interests welcome the Trump administration proposal to narrow the definition of federal waters.
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Illinois' waterways, Donald Trump and protecting the environment
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Illinois' waterways, Donald Trump and protecting the environment

The flood of contaminants would be sure to work its way into Downstate public drinking water; state lawmakers must take action to stop this.
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