The Latest: EPA revokes water protection regulation
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's plans to revoke an Obama-era clean water rule (all times local):
Trump administration drops Obama-era water protection rule
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and...
EPA officials: Trump administration to revoke Obama rule that provided federal protection to many wetlands, streams
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — EPA officials: Trump administration to revoke Obama rule that provided federal protection to many wetlands, streams.
Environmentalists, tribe challenge PolyMet wetlands permit
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Several environmental groups and a Native American tribe have gone to court to challenge a permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel...
New maps chart possible course for estuary restoration
ASTORIA, Oregon (AP) — A new survey reveals the West Coast has lost about 85% of its historical estuary habitat, but the mapping could also help identify restoration opportunities and provide a...
Records: Upper Peninsula mine approved despite concerns
DETROIT (AP) — Over and over, Michigan environmental regulators sounded alarms as they reviewed a proposed large, open-pit ore mine in the Upper Peninsula near the Menominee River, prized for...
Vineyard fined $3.7M after bulldozing California wetland
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — California regulators say a Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur and winemaker has agreed to pay $3.76 million in penalties after his company bulldozed a protected wetland...
BETHANY BEACH, Del. (AP) — Environmental groups are hoping a rare bug found only along Delaware's southern coast will become the first firefly on the federal endangered species list.
STONE HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — Call it serendipity.
That's the only way to explain how a female terrapin was found crossing a street in Stone Harbor on July 12 and brought back to the same...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita has opened a 91-acre (36.8 hectare) wetland park in an area where thousands of migratory birds stop each year.
Wetlands preserved in Weare
WEARE, N.H. (AP) — A local land conservancy has preserved more than 200 acres of wetlands in Weare connecting protected tracts around Ferrin Pond with the Weare Town Forest.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig says the federal government will give Iowa a $1.5 million grant to install wetlands in targeted locations to improve water...
BACKUS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A north-central Michigan game area is getting ready for upgrades aimed at improving wetland management.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says...
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources says the town of Bennington will pay a nearly $21,000 penalty for starting construction on a highway sand and salt shed two years ago...
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Zoo's new Texas Wetlands Exhibit showcases some whooping cranes that were relocated from Maryland after their federally funded habitat closed last year.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An Atlanta-based fracking company is taking the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to court over its decision to deny a permit to construct a $75 million sand...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho couple whose lawsuit against the U.S Environmental Protection Agency was kept alive by a U.S. Supreme Court decision has filed an appeal after losing that...
- Greenwich TimeBig crowd opposes plan for condos on Mel Gibson’s former Greenwich estateSeptember 11, 2019
- The Herald-ArgusMore wetlands along Little Cal 'protected'July 20, 2019
- Houston ChronicleSylvan Rodriguez Park set for habitat restorationJuly 19, 2019
- The SunBeaver Brook Trail Work ProbedJuly 17, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalMeteor Timber challenges DNR chief's decision on Monroe County wetland permitJune 5, 2019
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — An Ohio-based multinational power company has completed an agreement to pay for potential pollution by reforesting wetlands for a national wildlife refuge in...
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Developers in a Montana city have donated vacant property to become a wildlife sanctuary.
Mike Delaney and Ileana Indreland have given nearly 32 acres (13 hectares) of...
RICHMOND, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has created breeding wetlands to support the endangered Eastern spadefoot toad.
The Westerly Sun reports that the state Department of Environmental...
SAINT GEORGE, Maine (AP) — A Maine state agency has been awarded $1 million to help acquire an island in the state's midcoast area for conservation.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources' secretary has decided not to reinstate a permit for a $75 million sand processing plant in Monroe County.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Kohler Co. and an environmental group are at odds over the Wisconsin-based manufacturing company's plan to build a golf course on the shore of Lake Michigan.
3 bills would ease rules around wetland development
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Developers would be able to build in wetlands more cheaply and quickly if three bills in the Oregon Legislature are approved.
POINTE À LA HACHE, La. (AP) — Louisiana officials say they've hired a contractor team to build a proposed $800 million project to divert sediment on the Mississippi River to help restore...
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Mississippi's governor toured massive flooding in the state, the Trump administration said Wednesday that it is giving another look to a long-dead flood control and drainage...
- Business WireRES LLC Becomes the Operating Manager for 16 Species Conservation and Wetland Mitigation Banks in California and OregonAugust 14, 2019
- BusinessWireTexas Central High-Speed Train Picks Environmental Partner to Manage ‘Green Infrastructure’ Projects along RouteFebruary 4, 2019
- BusinessWireTim DeGraff Joins RES as Western Region General ManagerDecember 10, 2018
- BusinessWireChina Shanghu Builds Itself into an International Health Demonstration ZoneDecember 10, 2018
- BusinessWireTaichung World Flora Expo to Highlight Taichung New ValuesJune 20, 2018
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The City of New Orleans is suing several oil and gas companies over coastal erosion.
Mayor Latoya Cantrell on Friday announced the lawsuit, which alleges that pipeline...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — PolyMet Mining Corp. has received the final permit it needs to proceed with building Minnesota's first copper-nickel mine, the company and the Army Corps of Engineers...
LINTON, Ind. (AP) — Future visitors to a popular southwestern Indiana birdwatching site can expect to see new exhibits about its wetland, grassland, and agricultural habitats.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana researchers are getting $1 million for research on a plant that helps hold wetlands in place.
The money will let scientists study roseau cane and threats...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — There's still time to stop an invasive grass that's threatening to spread in wetlands across Minnesota, according to some scientists.
Collins joins senators in renewing wetlands conservation act
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's senior senator is joining a group of colleagues to reauthorize the North American Wetlands Conservation Act for another five years.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins says the bipartisan group of senators wants to increase the authorized annual funding for the program to $60 million. The act came into existence 30 years ago to provide federal money for projects that protect waterfowl, fish and other wildlife.
2 groups planting trees in Louisiana wetlands
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At least two groups are planting trees in Louisiana's wetlands to restore swamps and help slow coastal erosion.
The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana has nine events scheduled from next Friday, Jan. 25, in Mereaux, in St. Bernard Parish, to Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Tangipahoa Parish community of Akers.
America's Wetland Foundation will be working Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Pointe aux Chenes Wildlife Management Area in Terrebonne Parish.
Newest Indiana nature preserve contains insect-eating plants
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana wetland that's home to insect-eating plants and other rare species has become the state's newest nature preserve.
The Natural Resources Commission on Tuesday approved designating the more-than-176-acre site as the Lydick Bog Nature Preserve. Indiana now has 288 state-designated nature preserves.
Big winners in Trump rollback of wetlands rules? Developers
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pointed to farmers Monday as winners from the administration's proposed rollback of federal protections for wetlands and waterways across the country, describing farmers crying in gratitude when he ordered the change.
West Monroe works to renew Restoration Park
WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — The place used to be a pit, then it was a dump. Now, it's a wetland.
Restoration Park in West Monroe opened in November 2003, and parts of it need, well, restoration. Winter is turning out to be a season of renewal.
The city is rebuilding a 700-foot wooden bridge that spans a large, spring-fed pond, Ouachita Green is moving into the offices, and a new trail head near a neighboring hotel opens the trails to new visitors.
Suit: Oilfield contamination prevalent in Spanish Lake basin
ST. GABRIEL, La. (AP) — Wetland ecologist Scott Nesbit drove down a gravel oil field road in an all-terrain utility vehicle, zipping under a heavy forest canopy toward what he says is the source of it all.
Nesbit's target was a shuttered and overgrown former Shell Oil production facility near a T-intersection where the forest has given way to the sky, scrub and open marsh in the heart of the Spanish Lake basin.
Michigan Legislature spares most wetlands in lame-duck bill
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An effort to drastically curtail legal protection of Michigan wetlands fell short Friday as the Legislature approved a scaled-down bill that continues to require permits for degrading many bogs, marshes and similar waterways but also makes key concessions to developers.
Donlin Gold Mine reaches agreement for wetland mitigation
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — The company behind a massive open-pit gold mine proposed in western Alaska has signed an agreement to protect some wetlands in the Cook Inlet area.
The Donlin Gold Mine planned for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region would disturb about 2,800 acres (1,133 hectares) of wetlands if built, Alaska's Energy Desk reported this week.
Correction: EPA Water-Tennessee story
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — In a story Dec. 18 about an EPA water regulation rollback, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote to Environmental Protection Agency acting administrator Andrew Wheeler. It should have been attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Farmers urged to support Trump rollback of water rules
Wetlands, lakes would lose protections under Michigan bill
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan legislators were poised Tuesday to remove legal protections from many of the state's wetlands and other inland waterways, which provide wildlife habitat and perform vital tasks such as preventing floods.
A bill approved by a House committee would eliminate a requirement to obtain state permits before dredging, filling or otherwise degrading many waterways.
Correction: Trump-Rolling Rollbacks story
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Dec. 8 about Trump administration rollbacks in environmental regulations, The Associated Press erroneously identified the name of the group where Myron Ebell serves as a director as the Conservative Enterprise Institute. The group's name is the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Landmark environmental protections being rolled back
Conservationists say federal plan would hurt Chesapeake Bay
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Conservationists in Virginia and Maryland say a Trump administration proposal could undermine efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.
The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk reported last week that the measure would roll back federal protections for certain waterways and wetlands.
Michigan Tech researchers contribute to carbon report
HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan Technological University researchers contributed to a new report showing how carbon is being released or stored in North America.
Rodney Chimner and Evan Kane — respectively, a professor and associate professor in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science — contributed to the Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report. The report, which attempts to catalog and track carbon as it circulates in North America, is updated every 10 years.
WWF says Tanzania dam project could hurt key wetland
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A conservation group says Tanzania's agreement with Egyptian companies to build a huge hydroelectric dam in the Selous Game Reserve risks damage to an important wetland and could hurt the livelihoods of over 200,000 people who live downstream.
The WWF group criticized the project after Tanzania on Wednesday signed a $3 billion deal to construct the Stiegler's Gorge dam in the Selous wildlife area, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Trump administration proposes major rollback of water rules
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration proposed withdrawing federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands across the country Tuesday, making good on President Donald Trump's campaign pledge to weaken landmark Obama-era water rules long opposed by some developers, farmers and oil, gas, and mining executives.
Trump admin. proposes rollback of water rules
GOP-led Michigan Senate votes to change wetland regulations
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Michigan Senate on Tuesday passed hotly contested legislation that supporters called pro-landowner but opponents said would restrict regulators' ability to protect wetlands.
The bill was sent to the GOP-led House after being approved on a 23-14, mostly a party-line vote during the lame-duck session.