CLEAN WATER ACT
Army Corps banks on wetland data EPA deemed 'unreliable'
When the Trump administration finalized a key water rule last year, EPA said it considers current federal wetlands inventory data unreliable. The Army Corps of Engineers apparently didn't get the memo.
Udall bullish on infrastructure bill for Western priorities
New Mexico Democratic Sen. Tom Udall is hoping an infrastructure package that's taking shape on Capitol Hill could be a vehicle for addressing critical water issues in the West.
Democrats probe effect of Trump rollback on coal plants
Top House Democrats want to know which U.S. coal plants stand to benefit from the Trump administration's rollback of wastewater regulations.
EPA sounds alarm on lead poisoning but still no rule update
EPA promoted "National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week" on Twitter yesterday even though the agency hasn't yet rolled out updated regulations to control lead and copper in drinking water.
Blumenauer energy aide jumps to NextEra
A legislative aide for Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, a champion of renewable energy and the Green New Deal, is leaving Capitol Hill to work for NextEra Energy Inc., the world's largest renewables developer.