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Brief of the Society of Wetland Scientists as Amicus Curiae Brief of the Society of Wetland Scientists as Amicus Curiaein Support of Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment Summary of Argument: An agency must provide a reasoned explanation when promulgating or amending a rule. An agency’s implausible explanation or its failure to consider relevant and significant…

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Science Societies oppose the proposed addition of applicability date to Clean Water Rule The Honorable Scott Pruitt Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Policy Regulatory Reform Mail Code 1803A 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20460 The Honorable Ryan Fisher Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Office of the Assistant Secretary of…

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Science Societies oppose Scalia definition of WOTUS The Honorable Scott Pruitt Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Policy Regulatory Reform Mail Code 1803A 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20460 The Honorable Ryan A. Fisher Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Department…

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CASS condemns silencing of EPA scientists The Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) is very concerned with the actions of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prohibit three EPA scientists from presenting their research at “The State of Narragansett Bay and Its Watershed” workshop in Providence, Rhode Island, on 23 October 2017. CASS values…

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CASS condemns silencing of EPA scientists The Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) is very concerned with the actions of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prohibit three EPA scientists from presenting their research at “The State of Narragansett Bay and Its Watershed” workshop in Providence, Rhode Island, on 23 October 2017. CASS values scientific freedom and…

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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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