CLEAN WATER ACT
'The river disappears, but the pollution doesn't'
BUTTE COUNTY, Idaho — This region is home to many geological oddities, including the Big Lost River which flows from Idaho's tallest peaks to the desert here where it simply ends. The disappearing river has long confounded federal regulators, but the confusion could soon end under the Trump administration's Waters of the U.S. rule, which would eliminate Clean Water Act protections for many waterways, including the Big Lost.
Hearing to focus on environmental reviews and flooding
Members of the House Small Business Committee will be in Illinois on Friday to learn about how environmental reviews can protect communities from flooding.
Hearing to discuss storage, reuse bills
Senators will discuss a trio of water storage and recharge bills Wednesday during a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power.
Longtime staffer to head kids' health office
A longtime EPA staffer with a "wealth of experience and expertise" will lead the agency's embattled Office of Children's Health Protection.
'Doggone it, the rivers are still just so high'
Continued flooding throughout the Midwest has stymied the Army Corps of Engineers' efforts to repair levees damaged by this spring's heavy rains, leaders told lawmakers yesterday.