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We Stand With Flint. Will You Join Us?

It began in April 2014, when an unelected, state-appointed emergency manager tried to cut costs by switching the city’s water source to the local Flint River. But the water from …

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Congress Considering Taking Public Out of Review Process for Water Projects

More than 40 years ago, America began to lay the groundwork for one of the pieces of environmental legislation we rely on today. It was born in part out of …

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Congress Holds the Fate of Your Rivers, Coasts and Wetlands in Their Hands!

At this very moment members of Congress are in the process of finalizing the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), a bill which authorizes the study and construction of new water …

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Shortsighted Senate Water Bill Will Damage Rivers and Wildlife, Fleece Taxpayers

Today, the Senate voted 83-14 to pass the Water Resources Development Act of 2013, S.601. Larry Schweiger, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, said in response: This shortsighted …

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Water Resources Development Act Expensive, Damaging

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Will Senate Water Down Environmental Protections While the Midwest Floods?

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Black Bears and Wetlands and the Water Resources Development Act…Oh,…

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Five Ways the Water Resources Development Act Harms Wildlife

We all know that water resources projects have a huge impact on wildlife and habitats.  And when they go wrong, they go really wrong: as the Army Corps drained the …

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Congress and Water Projects in America: The Latest on the Water Resources Development Act

Two weeks ago the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee reported the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (WRDA), which is the main vehicle for authorizing billions of dollars worth …

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