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Australian bushfires - How to help

Like so many others around the world, the SWS membership has watched in horror and sadness as fires have erupted and swept across parts of Australia, claiming human lives, homes and property, devastating wildlife populations and setting ecosystems on uncertain trajectories. Some of our Australian members remain on high alert with evacuation plans a...

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On October 22, 2019, the Agencies published the final rule to repeal the 2015 CWR in the Federal Register, with an effective date of December 23, 2019. See EPA website: https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule/step-one-repeal. With this repeal, step 1 in a 2 step process, the agencies will implement the pre-2015 regulations. The final rule takes effect ...

SWS and eight other scientific societies submitted comment letters on October 21, 2019 in opposition to the EPA's proposed rule "Updating Regulations on Water Quality Certification" https://www.epa.gov/cwa-401/updating-regulations-water-quality-certification. The proposed rule provides no scientific basis for how it would contribute to upholding th...

The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) joined seven other scientific societies and several individual scientists in an amici brief submitted to the United States Supreme Court in the case of County of Maui v. Hawai'i Wildlife Fund et al. The case involves whether the Clean Water Act requires a NPDES permit when pollutants from injection wells flow...