Legislation/Government Actions

EPA extents WIFIA loan application period
May 17 2018

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced at a meeting with water sector associations that the deadline to submit letters of...

Florida advocates for flood control funding
Apr 3 2018

Florida’s Sen. Marco Rubio has urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to prioritize Florida water projects. The republican...

Congress passes infrastructure bill
Mar 23 2018

On March 23, the Senate passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill, which includes...

Emily Remmel provides regulatory updates
Mar 8 2018

Several 2017 storm water issues are carrying over to 2018. They include implementing the U.S. EPA’s municipal separate storm sewer...

Supreme Court rejects Water Transfers Rule hearing
Mar 2 2018

On Feb. 26, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case challenging the U.S. EPA...

Budget cuts proposed for EPA
Feb 15 2018

The fiscal 2019 budget proposal, released Feb. 12 by the Trump Administration, proposed a $2.5 billion cut to the U.S. EPA. If approved...

WOTUS delays face backlash
Feb 14 2018

Several states have filed suit against the U.S. EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in response to a...

Trump administration delays Clean Water Rule
Feb 1 2018

On Jan. 31, the...

Texas county approves tougher flood management plans
Dec 13 2017

On Dec. 5, Harris County Commissioners Court, Texas, approved...

May 18 2017

The Value of Water Campaign released results to a new poll. Commissioned by the Value of Water Campaign, the poll found that more than any other...

california drought emergency ended water conservation
Apr 13 2017

Following unprecedented water conservation and plentiful winter rain and snow...

Mar 31 2017

During his 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald J. Trump made sweeping promises to cut regulations, vowing to eliminate two existing...

research, economy, jobs, water infrastructure, investment, u.s.
Mar 29 2017

A new report found that closing the nation’s gap in investment in water infrastructure would create 1.3 million jobs and generate $220 billion in...

trump, administration, epa, usda, press, communications
Jan 25 2017

According to ...

Jan 10 2017

As we move into 2017 with the new Trump administration, there are many questions about what is in store for the environmental community and...