This week, the 2018 Water Resources Development Act was signed into law – which contains several wins for communities and wildlife that depend on clean water! The act promotes natural … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
Water Resources Development Act Expensive, Damaging
Senate set to vote on Water Resources Development Act this week Today, spokespeople representing three different backgrounds and perspectives offered up their opinions of the Water Resources Development Act (S.601), … Read more
Will Senate Water Down Environmental Protections While the Midwest Floods?
After the Midwest experienced drought during the past several months and now the April showers are bringing May floods. Last week the Mississippi River crested five and a half feet … Read more
Black Bears and Wetlands and the Water Resources Development Act…Oh, My!
Bears are made of the same dust as we, and breathe the same winds and drink of the same waters. – John Muir The Louisiana black bear is a threatened … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more