07 Jul '11, 6pm

Spending Bill Halts Endangered Species Listing, Blocks Clean Water Protections, Guts Clean Air Act

Spending Bill Halts Endangered Species Listing, Blocks Clean Water Protections, Guts Clean Air Act

Undermine EPA’s ability to restore Clean Water Act protections for millions of wetland acres and stream miles by undercutting a new rulemaking that clarifies which waters are “Waters of the U.S.” protected by the Clean Water Act. Create a Clean Water Act loophole for logging roads by overturning a landmark decision that polluted stormwater generated by logging roads is subject to regulation under the Clean Water Act’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and that forest roads and their associated stormwater runoff gathering systems are ”point sources” subject to the National Pollution Discharge Elimination (NPDES) permit programs. Weaken Clean Water Act protections against pesticides by removing Clean Water Act tools that protect rivers and streams from these toxic pollutants . This new loophole will endanger countless rivers and streams and take away the tools ...

Full article: http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/Media-Center/News-b...

Tweets

Dept of Interior Appropriations Bill Is 'Declaration of War' On America's Basic Environmental Protections

Dept of Interior Appropriations Bill Is 'Declar...

treehugger.com 07 Jul '11, 4pm

new appropriations bill for funding the Department of Interior from the House of Representatives is out in draft form. Amo...

Clean Air, Mortality and Cost: A Thought Exercise

green.blogs.nytimes.com 07 Jul '11, 8pm

Philip Angell, an old hand at the Environmental Protection Agency, gave me a bit of advice when I became an environmental ...

Green: Clean Air, Mortality and Cost: A Thought...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 07 Jul '11, 8pm

Philip Angell, an old hand at the Environmental Protection Agency, gave me a bit of advice when I became an environmental ...

News: House Assails Clean Water Act

earthjustice.org 13 Jul '11, 10pm

This week the U.S. House of Representatives began their all-out assault on the Clean Water Act through a series of legisla...

An Assault on the Clean Water Act:

An Assault on the Clean Water Act:

treehugger.com 15 Jul '11, 2pm

While battles are being waged over the Endangered Species Act, wild lands policies, the Clean Air Act and more, I'm taking...

House Votes to Roll Back Clean Water Act

switchboard.nrdc.org 13 Jul '11, 11pm

I n a 239 to 184 vote, t he U.S. House of Representatives voted today to roll back key provisions of the federal Clean Wat...

They founded our country - and now they're protecting endangered species. (via @OnEarthMag)

They founded our country - and now they're prot...

onearth.org 10 Jul '11, 1pm

With July 4th on the mind, here’s a question to ponder as you hang your red-white-and-blue bunting on the porch: what do t...

The House just voted to do away with federal pr...

nrdc.org 13 Jul '11, 11pm

Press contact: Bob Keefe, 202-289-2373, [email protected] If you are not a member of the press, please write to us at nrdcin...

Endangered species trafficking: What did Gibson...

news.mongabay.com 07 Jul '11, 1am

Endangered species trafficking: What did Gibson Guitar know? mongabay.com July 07, 2011 Rosewood logging in Masoala Nation...

Clean water a strategic priority: PM

Clean water a strategic priority: PM

straitstimes.com 05 Jul '11, 10pm

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivers the inaugural Water Conversation at the Sinagpore International Water Week 2011. -...

Court Upholds Endangered Species Act Protection...

biologicaldiversity.org 30 Jun '11, 7pm

For Immediate Release, June 30, 2011 Contacts: Kassie Siegel, Center for Biological Diversity, (760) 366-2232 x 302 or ksi...

What if the polluter has to pay the victim for ...

switchboard.nrdc.org 13 Jul '11, 7am

First, they confuse GDP with well being. As is widely recognized in the economics profession, GDP includes some activities...

Historic Agreement Moves 757 Imperiled Species ...

biologicaldiversity.org 12 Jul '11, 5pm

While today’s agreement encompasses nearly all the species on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s official list of “candi...