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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New EPA Publication on Using Biological Assessment to Support Water Quality Management

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published A Primer on Using Biological Assessment to Support Water Quality Management. This technical document serves as a primer on the role of biological assessments in a variety of water quality management program applications including reporting on the condition of aquatic biota, developing…

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10 Questions to Ask Before Restoring Your Stream or Wetland

Before you start that fisheries enhancement project or erosion control project, you need to ask the right questions.  Our free consumer report “Buyer Beware: A Warning to Consumers about the Industry” will give you the Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Aquatic Resource Consultant.  In the report, we also identify the…

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