Water Pollution Curbs Proposed by Interior

The Obama administration this week proposed a long-awaited rule that promises to protect more than 6,000 miles of streams around the country from the impacts of both surface and underground coal mining. The U.S. Department of Interior’s proposed stream protection rule adds requirements for companies to monitor and test streams…

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Compensatory Mitigation – Universal Principles

A white paper recently released by the National Mitigation Banking Association provides critical guidance for seven universal principles of compensatory mitigation regardless of regulatory authority.  While environmental offsets would likely be as diverse as the impacts themselves, consistent mitigation standards should be applied to all mitigation to assure the offset…

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