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Key Clean Water Victories & Defeat of Great Lakes CSO Language

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Overnight, Congressional negotiators reached final agreement on an omnibus FY 2016 federal spending package, and have encouraged its swift passage by both the House and the Senate. The bill includes a number of important priorities for the municipal clean water community, including robust funding levels for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and a […]

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Water Quality Trading: A Case for Collaborative Watershed Management

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Addressing complex water quality issues in agricultural areas is no simple task and water quality strategies that integrate both urban and agricultural needs are often elusive and lack the resources needed to truly transform watershed health on a large scale. In addition, many strategies lack community buy-in and the stewardship resources needed to ensure the […]

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Key Considerations for Water Quality Trading

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Around the country, water quality trading continues to gain interest as a viable market-based alternative to addressing water pollution. Just last week, the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife held a hearing to examine the status of water quality trading and how these programs can achieve real water quality improvements at less cost. As […]

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Defending Water Quality Trading in Court—The Right Thing To Do

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As has been previously discussed on this blog, water quality trading presents an exciting and innovative opportunity to achieve clean water improvements in an environmentally responsible and cost-effective way. This is particularly true for the Chesapeake Bay watershed and others that are impaired by excess nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus. Nutrient trading programs, especially […]

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Can Water Quality Trading Help Us Address Our Growing Nutrient Challenge?

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It is no secret that nutrient pollution is a significant problem affecting waterbodies across the United States.  Excess nitrogen and phosphorous are contributing to some of the largest algal blooms, fish kills, shellfish poisonings, and deadzones in the country. More than 60% of the rivers and bays in every coastal state are moderately to severely […]

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