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WOTUS Challenge to Begin in 6th Circuit

On Tuesday November 4th, lawyers for state and industry challengers of the Obama Administration’s Waters Of The U.S. (WOTUS) rule will submit their opening briefs to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. Two separate environmentalist groups will also submit opening … Continue reading

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Clinton, Trump call for Greater Infrastructure Investment

America’s infrastructure has been deteriorating for decades. Estimates for the financial resources needed to repair, replace, and bring our infrastructure up to code rage from $2 -$5 trillion dollars. Individual states face billions in clean water and drinking water infrastructure … Continue reading

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Flint Funding: Sticking Point for Budget/WRDA

Yesterday, the Senate blocked a procedural motion to bring up a bill that would have continued to fund the government and extend current budget numbers until December. Protesting the lack of emergency funding for Flint, Michigan, but providing emergency funds to … Continue reading

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Senate Passes WRDA: Opportunities Abound

On September 15th, the Senate passed its version of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), legislation aimed at improving America’s water infrastructure. The legislation (S. 2848) passed the Senate by a vote of 94-3 with the lone ‘no’ votes coming … Continue reading

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Private Sector Ideas to Promote America’s Infrastructure

Infrastructure is not just a government problem. Yes, local, state, and federal governments often plan, finance, and own infrastructure as a public good, but when infrastructures fail, or when short-term focus balloon’s the cost of infrastructure projects, we all pay … Continue reading

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Is Bottled Water a Sustainable Fix?

A Bloomberg article from August 2, 2016 entitled   “Bottled Water to Outsell Soda for the First Time, with Nod to Flint” illustrates growing public skepticism about the health and safety of what comes out of their taps in the … Continue reading

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Water Infrastructure—a Platform Both Parties Can Agree On

With the 2016 Presidential general election quickly approaching, both major party candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, have finalized the policy platforms for their campaigns.  Although neither party truly took advantage of the opportunity to discuss and promote America’s vital … Continue reading

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Report Reinforces Needs and Benefits of Water Infrastructure

In April, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and WateReuse published the results of a study aimed at quantifying the economic impacts of increased federal investment in the State Revolving Funds (SRFs). The study, The Economic, Job Creation, and Federal Tax Revenue Benefits … Continue reading

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Party Conventions: A Stage for the Benefits of Water Infrastructure

As the Republican Convention is in full-swing this week, followed by the Democratic Convention next week, the CWC implores both parties to make America’s infrastructure a major column of their party platforms. The economic and public health benefits of ensuring … Continue reading

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House Takes on Interior; Senate Gives Up; White House Issues Veto Threat

For all intents and purposes, the federal budget process is over. Over as in, not moving forward, not over as in completed. The House will take up the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2017 this week. … Continue reading

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