Monthly Archives: October 2012

Virtues of Green Infrastructure Voiced at Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference

Last week, the U.S. Water Alliance held their third annual Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. A wide cross-section of individuals attended including utility leaders, city planners, engineers, and environmental representatives, all of whom spoke about the value of using green stormwater infrastructure and how communities across the country — including Denver, Kansas City, […]

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On the 40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act: We Need a Vision for the Future

The Clean Water Act is very personal to me. At this time 40 years ago, I started work on a Master’s degree in environmental law at George Washington University. That September, when I started school, there was nothing about clean water in our books. But a few days after the Clean Water Act was passed, […]

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Litigation Over Chesapeake Bay TMDL is All About Sharing the Burden

Yesterday, a federal district court in Pennsylvania heard oral arguments in a litigation challenge to EPA’s total maximum daily load (TMDL) for the Chesapeake Bay.  In five hours of intense and complex argument, agricultural interests, EPA, environmental activists groups, and municipal utility groups including NACWA presented their perspectives on the legal and policy issues underlying […]

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