In the News

In the News

Weekly News of Interest

Listed below are links to news articles that may be of interest to the wetland community. They also appear in the monthly issue of Wetland News Digest. Readers are encouraged to send links to recent articles, publications, and other resources pertaining to wetlands in their local area to William Dooley, Policy Analyst at and reference “In the News” in the subject box.

Florida Crisis Highlights a Nationwide Risk From Toxic Ponds

Nevada farmers and conservationists balk at ‘water banking’

Sea level rise is killing trees along the Atlantic coast, creating ‘ghost forests’ that are visible from space

Indiana lawmakers dial back controversial wetlands bill

Conservation groups ask Haaland to block oil drilling in Florida preserve

Third-driest year reported in California


Recent Comment Letters

ASWM Provides Feedback on Priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration

ASWM’s Executive Director met with members of the EPA Agency Review Team section of the Biden-Harris Presidential Transition Team on November 19th, 2020 to discuss priorities for Clean Water Act jurisdiction. Following the meeting, the Board of Directors met and crafted a letter outlining recommended priorities for the new Administration on day 1 and the first 100 days, and submitted the final letter to the EPA Agency Review Team on November 30th. ASWM’s letter can be found here.