Today in WaterWise News:
Obama Vetoes Block Water Rule ♦ Gov. Snyder Apologizes ♦ EPA Head Defends Flint Response ♦ Deficit Jump Expected ♦ DoD's New Climate Policy♦ Where Global Warming Goes ♦ More Plastic than Fish in Oceans by 2050 ♦ Billionaire Activist's Decision ♦ Maryland's 2016 Disaster Plan Update
The Hill - President Obama on Tuesday rejected an attempt by congressional Republicans to overturn his landmark regulation asserting federal power over small bodies of water. Read More.
The New York Times - Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan issued a sweeping apology on Tuesday to the residents of Flint for a contaminated water supply. Read More.
The Hill - The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defended her agency’s response to the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., saying it did what it was supposed to do. Read More.
Politico - A six-year string of steadily declining deficits will end this year, thanks largely to a major tax-cut package approved last month by Congress, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday. Read More.
Federal News Radio - A new policy integrates climate change considerations into all aspects of the department. Read More.
The Washington Post - Scientists have known for some time that when global warming occurs, the oceans will be the site of the most profound response. Read More.
The Huffington Post - If we continue our ways, the world's oceans will soon be home to more plastic than fish. Read More.
The Huffington Post - Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer said he is not yet prepared to back Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president and he would not rule out supporting her main rival, Bernie Sanders, if he beats her in the primaries. Read More.
National Resources Defense Council - This new policy, which goes into effect early next year, requires states to take account of climate change projections in their natural disaster preparedness plans, known as State Hazard Mitigation Plans. Read More.