Press Release: Fishing, recreation advocates topple critical Trump-era Clean Water Act federal power grab

Press Release: Fishing, recreation advocates topple critical Trump-era Clean Water Act federal power grab

Late last night, fishing and recreation advocates won a significant victory for clean water when a federal district court threw out (vacated) a critical Trump Clean Water Act rule. Today’s order from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California restores state and Tribal authority to ensure federally permitted activities in rivers and lakes comply fully with state and tribal law. The Biden administration had planned to revise the rule to an unknown degree through a years-long public process. This court decision erases the Trump rule completely and immediately.

Senate Passes Infrastructure Bill: Enhances River Restoration, Dam Safety, and Hydropower

Senate Passes Infrastructure Bill: Enhances River Restoration, Dam Safety, and Hydropower

Passage of the infrastructure bill represents a vital down payment to bring our nation’s dams into the 21th century, and we applaud the Senate’s bipartisan leadership. Dams are critical infrastructure, and we encourage the U.S. House to move swiftly to pass this bill to revitalize river ecosystems, improve public safety and enhance hydropower’s ability to optimize generation efficiency and output.

A Good First Step for our Infrastructure

A Good First Step for our Infrastructure

It’s hard not to get excited about the investment included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework currently moving through congress. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act would invest $55 billion in water infrastructure, $12 billion for flood management and ...