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Obama Pushes for Clean Water Restoration Act of 2009

The landmark Clean Water Act (CWA) was passed in 1972 intending to protect and clean up all of America’s waterways. Two relatively recent Supreme Court cases have rolled back protection of American waters by narrowing CWA definitions, and the Obama administration would like to restore the act’s original intentions.  Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) has reintroduced […]

June 10th

Obama Pledges $279 million for Everglades Restoration

In 2000, legislation to restore the Everglades created a partnership between the US federal government and the state of Florida to undertake the largest environmental project in US history called the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP).  Under this agreement, saving the Everglades would take 30 years, and the burden of cost (estimated at $10 billion) […]

May 20th

UK Government Funds Major Marine Energy Study: What About U.S. ?

UK Climate Change Minister announced to a conference this week that the UK government will begin screening for the marine energy projects in England and Wales. The screening is part of an effort by the United Kingdom to become a world leader in wave and marine technology. “It’s a signal really that we are very […]

May 6th

Federal Water Subsidies Under Local Scrutiny

The federal government has paid over $687 million in water subsidies to hundreds of California and Arizona farmers over the past two years, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data. Subsidy payments continue to flow even as municipal water restrictions in both states take effect to address drought conditions and low water levels. The two […]

April 21st