U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Richard Burr (R-NC), and others today introduced legislation to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which protects and promotes access to America's parks, rivers, forests, and public lands.
This year, seven entities across the state will receive $525,185 in grant funds for projects aimed to improve water quality. Projects must be focused in one of three areas: stormwater management training, projects that improve water quality where there’s been a violation, and the planning and/or construction of stormwater or wastewater improvement projects. Government agencies, publicly owned water systems and nonprofit water systems, watershed groups, stormwater program administrators, training providers, and private landowners were eligible to apply
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a settlement with Enid, Oklahoma-based Cottonwood Creek, Inc. in which the company has agreed to pay a $170,000 penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act related to oil pollution at the Bonanza Station in Big Horn County, Wyoming.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation co-sponsored by Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) to protect private water rights from burdensome federal regulations under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers’ (Army Corps) controversial ‘waters of the US’ rule. The Regulatory Integrity Protection Act (H.R. 1732), which passed last evening, would prohibit the EPA