Thursday, July 23, 2015

SWIFT decision

Texas officials to vote on $1B for water projects today



Today in Austin, the Texas Water Development Board will hold a meeting to approve the inaugural round of funding from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas. The board will consider approving the requests of 21 applicants for approximately $1 billion in projects in the first year and approximately $3.9 billion total over the next decade.


SFWMD tax cut vote opens up $21M in funding

WGCU Fort Myers

For the first time in four years, the South Florida Water Management District board voted against a tax rate cut. The 6-2 vote opens up about $21 million that can potentially be used for environmental projects, namely Everglades restoration. The additional funds can also help curb sea level rise in vulnerable areas.


Judge considers new arguments in dead zone case

New Orleans Times-Picayune

A federal judge in New Orleans announced that he will consider new arguments over whether the federal Environmental Protection Agency should increase its regulation of fertilizers and other nutrient pollutants that wash into the Mississippi River and cause a low-oxygen "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico every summer.

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