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EPA aims to avoid jury in Clean Water Act lawsuit
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EPA aims to avoid jury in Clean Water Act lawsuit
Farmer Bill Case of Linn County, Ore., says the Corps of Engineers and the Oregon Department of State Lands told him the work was OK.

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California weighs permanent restrictions for water wasters
U.S. drought monitors last week declared that nearly half the state, all of it in Southern California, is now back in drought.
Idaho bill clarifies who owns stock watering rights on federal land
Idaho bill clarifies who owns stock watering rights on federal land
A bill that would further codify in state law a landmark Idaho Supreme Court decision on who owns stock watering rights on federally administered land has been sent to the House floor with a “do-pass” recommendation.
US scientists try crowdsourcing to stop invasive mussels
The goal of the prize competition is eradicate mussels in large water bodies. The deadline for ideas is Feb. 28.
Low snow shuts down Eastern Sierra winter recreation zone
The sorry state of the snowpack in the Sierra has forced a ban on snowmobiling until further notice at a popular recreation area near the California-Nevada line
Locks on Columbia, Snake rivers to close for repairs, maintenance
Locks on Columbia, Snake rivers to close for repairs, maintenance
Navigation locks on the Columbia and Snake rivers will close for annual repairs and maintenance March 3. They are scheduled to reopen March 18 or 25.
Mercury pollution may impact Oregon farm erosion rules
Mercury pollution may impact Oregon farm erosion rules
Farmers may be expected to increase erosion control efforts due to stricter mercury pollution limits in Oregon’s Willamette river basin.
Water use climbs in California enclaves as drought returns
Many of the biggest offenders are well-off communities, with sweeping lawns to keep alive.
Denied mic, foes of offshore drilling plan hold rallies
Trump’s decision last month to open most of the nation’s coast to oil and gas drilling horrified environmentalists, and many elected officials from both parties oppose it.
Trump Budget Proposes Selling Off Bonneville Power Transmission Lines (Again)
The idea to privatize the BPA’s transmission assets has been considered off and on for decades.
Trump budget again targets regional water cleanup programs
Proposed budget would remove all EPA funding of cleanup programs for the Gulf of Mexico, Lake Champlain, Long Island Sound, San Francisco Bay, Puget Sound and South Florida.

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