PROPOSED EXPANSION OF WATER AUTHORITY WOULD EXTEND FEDERAL CONTROL TO VIRTUALLY ALL U.S. LANDS
We are in the comment period. According to Doyel Shamley, state and federal representatives across the nation were informed of this proposal weeks ago. The deadline for comments is in 3-4 days. You are urged to contact your county, state, and federal representatives to determine what, if anything, they are doing about this. Here are the links:
Click the link: "Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence" to download the report.
JURISDICTION Ultimately, Jurisdiction is the way to Defend Rural America.
EPA Science: Supporting the Waters of the U.S. 2013 September 17
Reposted from EPA Connect, the Official Blog of EPA’s Leadership
By Nancy Stoner and Lek Kadeli
One of the great environmental success stories of our time is the Clean Water Act. Forty years ago, the condition of U.S. rivers, streams, lakes, coastal areas and other water resources was a national concern.
Things started to improve after the newly-established U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was given direction “to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the Nation’s waters” through major revisions to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (now the Clean Water Act).
But over the past decade, court decisions have created uncertainty about the Clean Water Act’s protection of certain streams and wetlands from pollution and development. In particular, the confusion centers on questions surrounding small streams and wetlands—some of which only flow after precipitation or dry up during parts of the year—and what role they play in the health of larger water bodies nearby or downstream.
This week, EPA’s Science Advisory Board released for public comment a draft scientific report, “Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence.” This draft report synthesizes more than 1,000 peer-reviewed pieces of scientific literature about how smaller, isolated water bodies are connected to larger ones and represents the state-of-the-science on the connectivity and isolation of waters in the United States.
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