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GRAPHIC: The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union is running a campaign to speak out in support of a proposed clarification of EPA water rules under the Clean Water Act. Photo courtesy of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union.

DENVER - Groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation and other "big ag" organizations are protesting proposed federal rules that would redefine which bodies of water are regulated under the Clean Water Act. Among the exceptions to that protest are farmers represented by the Denver-based Rocky M ...Read More

PHOTO: The Hoosier Environmental Council says the reservoir that would be created by damming the West Fork White River would harm the environment and Indiana's recreation and tourism. Photo courtesy moundslake.org.

INDIANAPOLIS – Environmental groups in Indiana warn there would be long-lasting impacts if the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir northeast of Indianapolis is constructed. Community leaders in Anderson want to build a dam on the West Fork White River that would create the reservoir, extending se ...Read More

PHOTO: EANY's Peter Iwanowicz talks with reporters about what he calls the raid of state Clean Water Funds to pay for bridge reconstruction. Photo credit: Loren Baum.

NEW YORK – The state Environmental Facilities Corporation calls it a loan, but this week's decision to reallocate $250 million in state Clean Water Funds to pay for Tappan Zee Bridge construction is prompting calls for an investigation – and more. The EFC board gave thumbs up to the Cuo ...Read More

PED (Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea) sign informing public that the virus has been found on this North Carolina pig farm. Photo Courtesy of Waterkeeper Alliance.

NEW BERN, N.C. – Pigs continue to die in large numbers in North Carolina, and while pork producers work to stop the virus that's killing the animals, environmentalists are working to make sure the carcasses are disposed of properly. Larry Baldwin, the concentrated feeding operation coordinat ...Read More

PHOTO: AmeriCorps volunteers helped construct a sandbag wall to protect Clarksville's historic downtown, but they say more needs to be done to find a long-term solution to flooding in this Mississippi River community. Photo credit: Clare Holdinghaus.

CLARKSVILLE, Mo. - A municipal decision put one historic Missouri city in danger as the Mississippi River began to rise. While volunteers stepped in to save the town, they say a permanent solution is needed to keep Clarksville's history from washing away. The Clarksville City Council said it couldn ...Read More

Senate Bill 1255, just signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett, is aimed at reducing the amount of polluted stormwater that ends up in Pennsylvania's streams and rivers. Photo courtesy of Public Domain Pictures.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Stormwater can carry motor oil, cigarette butts and other things into Pennsylvania's rivers and streams. But a new law could lead to less stormwater-related pollution. The law lets communities allow property owners to implement stormwater management practices. Such methods could l ...Read More

PHOTO: Washington's favorite entree is one reason Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed an update to the state's water quality laws. But commercial fishing and water-keepers' groups are already in court asking the EPA to step in. Photo credit: gbh007/iStockphoto.com.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Gov. Jay Inslee is proposing an update to the state's water quality rules. On its surface, it sounds like good news for fans of Northwest-caught seafood. But commercial fishermen and four 'water-keeper' organizations are saying it's too little, too late. They're in federal court, a ...Read More

PHOTO: The near total freezeover of the Great Lakes during the brutal winter is impacting summer weather for millions of Wisconsinites because of the much colder water temperature of Lake Michigan. Photo credit: NASA

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Summer is officially under way, but for a lot of Wisconsin communities, the lingering effects of a brutally cold winter are still being felt. The extremely rare near total freezeover of the Great Lakes this winter has left Lake Michigan 10 degrees colder than it usually is at this ...Read More

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