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SWS joins other aquatic science societies in opposing the WOTUS Rule to replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule

SWS joins other aquatic science societies in opposing the WOTUS Rule to replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule The EPA and US Army Corps of Engineers issued a proposed Rule to replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which will greatly reduce the area of wetlands, headwaters, ephemeral and isolated wetlands and waters that are federally protected. SWS…

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2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival

2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival The Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) had a booth at the USA Science and Engineering Festival (SEF) in Washington, D.C. on April 7 and 8, where SWS members volunteered. The SEF is free to attendees and allows children, teens and families to interact with over 3,000 hand-on exhibits…

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Supreme Court decision on WOTUS jurisdiction spurs EPA action

Supreme Court decision on WOTUS jurisdiction spurs EPA action Written by the American Fisheries Society On January 22, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that challenges to the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule must be heard in district courts rather than in U.S. Federal Courts of Appeal presenting a procedural hurdle to the Trump Administration’s efforts to repeal…

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House to examine state capacity to administer wetland protection

House to examine state capacity to administer wetland protection The House Science, Space and Technology’s Subcommittee on the Environment is scheduled to discuss the future of the Waters of the U.S. Rule or “WOTUS” rule. The regulation determines which wetlands and small waterways are protected by the Clean Water Act. The subcommittee will also examine…

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SWS attends SACNAS 2017

SWS attends SACNAS 2017 SWS attended SACNAS 2017 – The National Diversity in STEM Conference – along with its Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) partners in October. Categories Biofuel CASS Clean Water Rule Climate Change Coastal Wetlands Conservation Declarations Diversity EPA Letters of Comment Management Navigable Waters Protection Rule Policy Ramsar Remembrance Restoration Statements…

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CASS condemns silencing of EPA scientists

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

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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CASS requests proposed WOTUS Repeal not be exempted from the Administrative Procedures Act

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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CASS writes a letter requesting an extension of public comment period for WOTUS repeal

CASS writes a letter requesting an extension of public comment period for WOTUS repeal The Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) has written a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) requesting an extension of the public comment period for the WOTUS Clean Water Rule repeal.…

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20,000 scientists warn that repeal of Wetlands Rule puts important aquatic resources at risk

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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