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Communities Want a Healthy River and Lake

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Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River provide drinking water to several million people, support multi-billion dollar industries, offer unparalleled recreation and fishing opportunities, generate renewable hydroelectric power, and are home to an impressive array of wildlife. Perhaps most importantly, the river and lake enhance the quality of life for everyone in the region. It […]

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117 Million Americans: Your Drinking Water is at Risk

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More than 40 years ago, Congress made a promise to protect and improve our nation’s waters for future generations by passing the Clean Water Act (CWA). However, since 2001, Supreme Court decisions and federal guidance changes have weakened the CWA by limiting federal protections over wetlands and small streams. As a result, many wetlands and small streams are […]

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Good News on Horizon for Wetlands

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Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (ACE) announced a joint proposed rule that would clarify which streams, wetlands and other waters are “waters of the United States” and subject to jurisdiction under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA).   This progress is welcome news, as Supreme Court cases dating […]

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