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In Texas High Country, Biden’s Effort to Expand Federal Water Protection Meets Resistance

September 20, 2021 / by

James Osborne /

Houston Chronicle

Mike Shapiro, former EPA Deputy Assistant Administrator, was quoted and EPN was mentioned in this article discussing the importance of including ephemeral and intermittent streams in the definition of “waters of the US” and the need to clarify to farmers which waters are jurisdictional.

Undoing the Trump Water Rule

September 3, 2021 / by

Mark Ryan and Betsy Southerland /

The Hill

EPN members Mark Ryan, former EPA Regional Counsel, EPA Region 10, and former Special Assistant US Attorney, and Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Research and Development, EPA Office of Water, penned this op-ed discussing the recent repeal of the Navigable Waters Protection Rule and what EPA can do to ensure development of a lasting definition of waters of the United States that offers clean water protections for everyone.

Federal Judge Throws Out Trump Administration Rule Allowing the Draining and Filling of Streams, Marshes and Wetlands

August 31, 2021 / by

Dino Grandoni and Brady Dennis /

The Washington Post

Mark Ryan, EPN member; former EPA Regional Counsel, EPA Region 10; and former Special Assistant US Attorney, was quoted in this article about the recent repeal of the Trump-era Navigable Waters Protection Rule, an action that will afford more protections to drinking-water sources and wetlands. Mark was also quoted in similar articles appearing in E&E News, The New York Times, and S&P Global.

Court Rejects CWA Challenge, Tees Up Supreme Court Showdown

August 16, 2021 / by

Jeremy P. Jacobs and Hannah Northey /

E&E News

Mark Ryan, EPN member and former Regional Counsel, EPA Region 10, was quoted in this article discussing a recent court case challenging the scope of the Clean Water Act that may appear before the Supreme Court, suggesting a need for EPA to promulgate a revised ruling on waters of the United States very soon.

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