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SWS urges Macedonia to preserve Studenchista Wetland and Lake Ohrid ecosystem To: National Ramsar Committee of the Republic of Macedonia Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of the Republic of Macedonia Government of the Republic of Macedonia On behalf of the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS), an international expert organization with over 3,000 members, we…

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SWS comments on proposed WOTUS repeal Re: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0203; FRL-9962-34-OW; Definition of “Waters of the United States” – Recodification of Pre-existing Rules Dear Administrator Pruitt and Deputy Assistant Secretary Lamont: These comments are submitted regarding the proposed rule, Definition of “Waters of the United States” – Recodification of Pre-existing Rules, EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0203; FRL-9962-34-OW, published in the Federal…

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Scientific societies respond to proposed WOTUS repeal Re: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0203; FRL-9962-34-OW; Definition of “Waters of the United States” – Recodification of Pre-existing Rules Dear Administrator Pruitt and Deputy Assistant Secretary Lamont: We are submitting these comments regarding the proposed rule, Definition of “Waters of the United States” – Recodification of Pre-existing Rules, EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0203; FRL-9962-34-OW, published…

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CASS requests proposed WOTUS Repeal not be exempted from the Administrative Procedures Act Dear Chairman Murkowski and Ranking Member Udall, The Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) would like to urge your subcommittee not to adopt a policy rider that would allow the federal government to exempt the administration’s proposed repeal of the Clean Water…

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Professional Societies language in committee report accompanying FY2018 Dept. of Interior, Environment & Related Agencies Appropriations bill Dear Chairman Frelinghuysen, Ranking Member Lowey, and Committee Members: The undersigned organizations thank you for your recognition of the importance of professional societies in the committee report that accompanies the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) Department of the…

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20,000 scientists warn that repeal of Wetlands Rule puts important aquatic resources at risk The rule to repeal the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Clean Water Rule (CWR) was filed on July 27 in the Federal Register. Comments on the proposed rule to repeal are due by August 28. The U.S. EPA and the U.S.…

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SWS supports the Herring River Restoration Project SWS sent a letter of support for the Herring River Restoration Project at the Cape Cod National Seashore in Wellfleet and Truro, Massachusetts. Project partners and supporters include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Massachusetts Division of…

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SWS and partners support FY2018 funding for scientific research and education SWS joined the American Institute for Biological Sciences (AIBS), and many other leading biological science organizations, in signing a letter to Congress urging strong investment in scientific research and education in fiscal year 2018, and rejecting deep cuts to federal research programs, such as those…

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CASS supports FY18 funding for EPA, NASA and NOAA SWS joined fellow Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) societies in signing the letters supporting FY18 funding for NOAA, NASA, and EPA. CASS sent the letters to the relevant House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees as the “Outside Witness Testimony.” Proposed cuts to these aquatic and wetland-related…

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Endorsement of amici curiae brief of wetland and water scientists in support of the Clean Water Rule Representing over 200,000 members and 130+ professional societies and research organizations, the Society of Wetland Scientists, along with the American Fisheries Society, American Institute for Biological Sciences, Ecological Society of America, Phycological Society of America, Society for Ecological…

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