Clean Water Act

July 20, 2014--U.S. water quality: No day at the beach (Denver Post)

What do you pack for a day at the shore? How about a hepatitis shot, antibiotic ointment, and a vomit bucket? A study conducted by the environmental organization NRDS found that as many as 10 percent of U.S.


July 16, 2014--One farmers group actually likes proposed EPA water rules (Fence Post)

The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union has broken ranks with many other water users in Colorado to support proposed rules meant to clear up discrepancies in U.S. Supreme Court rulings on the Clean Water Act. The group claims false claims are being made about the rules. The rules are proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers.


July 14, 2014--EPA's efforts to clarify the Clean Water Act upsets Colorado farmers (Colorado Public Radio)

The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a proposed rule in March that is intended to clarify which waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act.


July 12, 2014--Ten worst states for water pollution (Water Online)

Industry dumped over 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals into U.S. waterways in 2012, according to a new report by the advocacy group Environment America Research and Policy Center. The report, which drew on data published by industrial facilities as well as government numbers, broke that figure down by state, region, and water source.


July 10, 2014--Defining water’s future (Missoula News)

The Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed a new rule to define the term “the waters of the United States” as used in the federal Clean Water Act. If you care about protecting our nation’s waters and wetlands, and if you care about government efficiency, then you should support this rule. Here’s why.


June 27, 2014--EPA wants Western input on changes to 'waters of the U.S.' rule (KVNF)

The North Fork of the Gunnison River flows through southwestern Colorado. It’s a waterway the feeds into the Gunnison River, a tributary of the Colorado River, which supplies drinking water to millions of people in the West. The North Fork is protected by the Clean Water Act under the definition of “Waters of the U.S.” The U.S.


June 23, 2014--849,610 pounds of toxic chemicals released into Colorado waterways (Denver Post)

Industrial polluters released 849,610 pounds of toxic chemicals into Colorado waterways in 2012, according to a report drawn from federal data. The most prevalent chemical — nitrates — causes algae growth that leads to dead zones in rivers and streams.


June 19, 2014--Not much love for proposed new water diversions (Summit Voice)

For all the detailed information in the 16,000-page study for Denver Water’s proposed new water diversions from the Western Slope, there are still more questions than answers, according to formal comment letters filed in the past few weeks.


May 30, 2014--Western governors address two key federal water developments (Your Water Colorado Blog)

Two significant recent water developments on the federal front have triggered responses by the Western Governors Association. First is EPA's Water Transfer Rule.The WGA, joined by the Western States Water Council, has urged the US Environmental Protection Agency to appeal a recent federal court ruling that remanded the agency’s Water Transfers Rule for reconsideration.


May 18, 2014--Proposed EPA rule could hurt Arizona's water supply (Arizona Central)

Alarm bells are being sounded by Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain, the Arizona Farm Bureau, water lawyers, ranchers and the head of Central Arizona Project. The Environmental Protection Agency says it is only attempting to clarify the definition of "waters of the United States" in the Clean Water Act. This is needed because U.S.


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