Thursday, March 9, 2017

$8 billion plan

Mississippi River mayors: Invest in infrastructure


WVIK Quad Cities

Mayors who live along the Mississippi River are asking the federal government to spend nearly $8 billion on its infrastructure. The Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative's 2017 policy platform recommends establishing revolving loan funds for drinking water and clean water projects, plus disaster preparedness and response, and fully funding land and water conservation.


Justices to consider Fla.-Ga. ‘water war’ report

WLRN Miami

The U.S. Supreme Court will take the next step March 17 in Florida's lawsuit against Georgia over water use in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system. Justices are scheduled to discuss a report from a court-appointed special master who recommended rejecting Florida's call for limiting Georgia's water use.


Experts: Trump's water rule repeal won't be easy

Circle of Blue

When he ordered federal agencies to review an Obama administration rule that defined which water bodies are regulated by the Clean Water Act, President Trump inserted himself into a decades-long debate. If the president hopes for a quick resolution through an executive order, he is mistaken, according to law experts.