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Ariel Wittenberg



Before diving into coverage of water issues like infrastructure funding, drought and ecosystem restoration, Ariel wrote about transportation and defense for E&E News. She worked previously for The Standard-Times in New Bedford, Mass., where her coverage focused on the offshore wind industry and toxic waste. In 2013 and 2014 the New England Newspaper and Press Association awarded her first place in environmental reporting and second place in investigative reporting, respectively, for her coverage of the New Bedford Harbor Superfund site. She graduated from Brandeis University in 2011 with a degree in American studies.

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Experts predict legal trouble for Scalia-inspired rule

The Trump administration is breaking with its predecessors by using a 2006 opinion by the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia from a famously muddled wetlands case in a bid to limit Clean Water Act protection of isolated wetlands and waterways. Many legal experts don't think that's a good idea.