This Past Week in WaterTank News:
Greenland Melting Faster ♦ WRDA Passes Senate Vote ♦ Dems Seek to Block Atlantic Surveys ♦ Energy-Water Bill Hits Snag ♦ Ocean Oxygen Depletion ♦ Rep. Seeks to Lower Lead Limit ♦ Panel Approves Coastal Data Bill ♦ States Continue WOTUS Fight ♦ ABSPA - Don't Take Your Coast for Granted
The Washington Post - The more we learn about this crucial yet inscrutable place, the more worrying it seems.
WRDA sails through Senate panel in 19-1 vote - April 28
Greenwire - The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted 19-1 to send the Water Resources Development Act to the floor.
Environment & Energy Daily - More than a dozen Democratic senators are asking President Obama to prevent seismic surveys along the Atlantic Coast, citing "serious negative impacts" to marine mammals and fishing.
Environment & Energy Daily - An ambitious Senate push to pass all 12 fiscal 2017 appropriations bills this year ran into its first significant hurdle yesterday when the energy and water spending bill stalled over an amendment related to the Iran nuclear deal.
The Washington Post - In the long list of troubling climate change scenarios, there’s one that gets relatively little attention, but definitely has enormous potential consequences.
E&E News PM - Rep. Dan Kildee (D) introduced a bill today that would drop the legal concentration of lead in water sampling from 15 parts per billion to 5 ppb by 2026, bringing it in line with the World Health Organization's guidelines.
E&E News PM - The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee advanced a bipartisan bill today that would ensure communities have access to coastal data through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
States Continue WOTUS Fight in N.D. Court - April 27
E&E News PM - States involved in a key federal court challenge to the Obama administration's Clean Water Rule are not giving up on fighting the regulation in local district court, a recent legal filing suggests.
ASBPA - Don't Take Your Coast for Granted - April 26
Coastal News Today - It’s too easy to take the coast (and good coastal management) for granted.