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Congress Reaches Final Deal on Water Resources Reform and Development Act

Posted May 16, 2014   Lawmakers recently announced a final deal on the $8.2 billion Water Resources Reform and Development Act...

Legislators Urge EPA to Withdraw “Waters of the US” Rule

Posted May 12, 2014   Legislators in the United States Senate and House of Representatives are urging U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

Corps Approves Irrigation Permits in Washington

  • April 23, 2014

April 23, 2014   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently approved permits for all but the largest orchards near Wenatchee,...

California to Ease Water Restrictions, Hosts Congressional Hearing on Drought

  • March 25, 2014

Posted March 25, 2014   California will ease some water restrictions protecting fish in the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta to make...

Supreme Court May Hear Water Rights Dispute Between New Mexico and Texas

  • March 20, 2014

Posted March 20, 2014   The U.S. Supreme Court may agree to hear a water rights dispute between New Mexico and...

Wyoming Welder Faces EPA Fines for Building Pond

  • March 19, 2014

Posted March 19, 2014   Andy Johnson, a Wyoming welder, is facing up to $75,000 per day in fines by the...

House Passes Water Rights Bill

  • March 17, 2014

Posted March 17, 2014   The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Water Rights Protection Act on a mostly party-line...

Court Finds EA for the Central Valley Water Project Sufficient

  • March 4, 2014

Posted March 4, 2014 In Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association v. U.S. Department of Interior, No. 1:12-CV-01303-LJO-MJS, 2014 WL 49606,...

CA Governor: Compromise Needed to Address Drought

  • February 20, 2014

Posted February 20, 2013   California Governor Jerry Brown is urging Congress to find a compromise that will benefit drought-stricken areas...

House Approves Drought Relief Bill for California

  • February 10, 2014

Posted February 10, 2014   The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to provide emergency drought relief in California, according...

WA Dairy Fined $6,000 for Manure Spill

  • January 31, 2014

Posted January 31, 2014   The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) cited a Washington dairy and fined it $6,000 for...

AFBF President Criticizes EPA, Congress in Convention Remarks

  • January 14, 2014

Posted January 14, 2014   The president of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Bob Stallman, criticized the U.S. Environmental Protection...

Court Finds BLM Failed to Meet Regulatory Requirements

  • January 6, 2014

Posted January 6, 2014   In Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance v. Burke, No. 2:12CV257DAK, 2013 WL 5916815, D. Utah (Nov. 4,...

Iowa Ethanol Company Fined $10,000 for Fish Kill

  • December 16, 2013

Posted December 16, 2013   Golden Grain Energy, an Iowa ethanol company has been fined $10,000 by the Iowa Department of...

USDA and EPA Partnership Supports Water Quality Trading

  • December 6, 2013

Posted December 6, 2013   The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced an expanded...

Groups to Sue Iowa Hog Operation over Manure Spills

  • November 25, 2013

Posted November 25, 2013   After a manure spill earlier this month at one of Iowa’s largest hog operations, a coalition...

Special Master Rules in Favor of Nebraska in Water Dispute

  • November 18, 2013

Posted November 18, 2013   On Friday, a special master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a demand that Nebraska...

House Names Conferees for Water Resources Bill

  • November 18, 2013

Posted November 18, 2013   Leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives have named the legislators who will negotiate and reconcile...

Senate Names Conferees for Water Resources Bill

  • November 8, 2013

Posted November 8, 2013   This week, the U.S. Senate named the legislators who will negotiate and reconcile the Water Resources...

Florida Aquaculture Advocates Call for Plan to Protect Apalachicola Bay

  • November 8, 2013

Posted November 8, 2013   Florida seafood dealers have asked the state to develop a comprehensive plan for managing and restoring...