Tag: CWA

The California Waterfowl Association is a statewide nonprofit organization whose principal objective is the conservation of the state’s waterfowl, wetlands, and hunting heritage. CWA believes hunters have been the most important force in conserving waterfowl and wetlands.

Bacteria Violations

Bacteria Violations

Problems with the current fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) have led to the situation where some stormwater discharges are meeting water quality bacteria criteria at the discharge point, but are leading to instream violations of the criteria below the discharge point. New stormwater discharges are pushing reservoirs of bacteria from forested

We Don’t Have Much Time

We Don’t Have Much Time

We knew it was coming, and now it’s here. The public comment period is open to determine the fate of the Clean Water Rule, also known as the Waters of the US Rule. But the window for getting your comments in is a narrow one—more details on that below.

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Waters of the US: Now’s Our Chance To Be Heard

Waters of the US: Now’s Our Chance To Be Heard

As you’re probably aware, EPA and the US Army Corps of Engineers under the new administration are proposing to rescind the beleaguered Waters of the US Rule, also known as the Clean Water Rule, that went into effect in 2015. You have a narrow window to comment if you wish

Regulating Animal Feeding Operations: A New Attempt

Regulating Animal Feeding Operations: A New Attempt

They say optimism is seeing the glass half full. They also say one definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. You can decide for yourself whether 35 of the country’s environmental groups are optimistic or crazy, but they’re trying something that

From Titusville to Tycoons

From Titusville to Tycoons

The evolution of the oil and gas drilling industry in the US has all the essential components of a blockbuster adventure novel—colorful characters, challenging landscapes, spectacular discoveries, deals and dollars, and a lot of each of them.

A Review of PAHs

A Review of PAHs

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) commonly occur in the environment (Boehm 2006, Stout et al. 2004, Yunker et al. 2002), and as a result they are common constituents of municipal stormwater (Hwang and Foster 2006). Because PAHs are typically associated with particles, stormwater runoff can be a source of these compounds

Clean Water and Clean Energy

Clean Water and Clean Energy

Simply stated, the Natural Resources Defense Council, along with many scientists and industry experts, believes we are heading toward a water crisis, due in part to changing climate patterns, but also largely in response to pollution resulting from activities such as factory farming, industrial manufacturing, and fracking. Rapidly increasing demand

Cleaning Up

Cleaning Up

Simply stated, the Natural Resources Defense Council, along with many scientists and industry experts, believes we are heading toward a water crisis, due in part to changing climate patterns, but also largely in response to pollution resulting from activities such as factory farming, industrial manufacturing, and fracking. Rapidly increasing demand

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