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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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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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CASS letter to President-Elect Trump In late November, the Consortium of Aquatic Sciences Societies (CASS) wrote a Letter of Comment to President-Elect Trump about its concern for the future of the nation’s aquatic resources. SWS President Gillian Davies signed the letter in support: Dear President-Elect Trump, The Consortium of Aquatic Scientific Societies (CASS) is writing…

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CASS strongly opposes Senate Joint Resolution 22, invalidating the final Clean Water Rule Dear Senator: We are writing today on behalf of CASS (Consortium of Aquatic Scientific Societies), a group of five scientific societies that include the American Fisheries Society, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, the Phycological Society of America, the…

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