Friday, Jan. 17, 2020

WOTUS rollback

Trump may announce rule change at Texas convention

President Trump at the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual convention last year. TIA DUFOUR


E&E News

The Trump administration is expected to finalize a rule limiting which waterways are protected by the Clean Water Act this month, with some speculating the regulation could be unveiled as soon as today. Both President Trump and EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler are scheduled to speak at the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual meeting in Austin, Texas, this weekend leading to speculation that the administration might time its release of the final Waters of the U.S. rule with the conference.


Algae all the talk at Everglades conference

Fort Myers News-Press

Fixing Florida's ailing freshwater systems can be done largely by removing excess nutrients flowing off the landscape. The state just has to find those sources and help cap the amount of phosphorus and nitrogen entering the various waterways. That was one of the thoughts from the recent Everglades Coalition meeting. The coalition is a consortium of more than 60 groups that represent local governments, environmental groups and farming interests.


Texas allocates $4M to continue Harvey recovery

Beaumont Enterprise

More than $4 million to repair roads and sewers damaged by Tropical Storm Harvey is headed to Southeast Texas. Groves and China are the most-recent local beneficiaries of the federal disaster recovery funds, which are being administered by the Texas General Land Office. The $4 million was allocated to fix a lift station and sections of 10 streets across the two cities.