Latest Wetlands News

Vermont legislative committee to hear about wetland rules

Oct. 21, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A committee of the Vermont Legislature is going to be hearing about how wetlands are regulated in the state. On Oct. 23, the Legislative Study Committee on Wetlands will be holding a hearing in Bradford. The committee was formed earlier this year. It will recommend to the full...

Wisconsin Senate OKs wetland impact credit changes

Oct. 8, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate has signed off on a bill that would require builders to purchase wetland mitigation credits within the watershed they're changing. Right now the Department of Natural Resources must require restoration, enhancement, creation or preservation of other wetlands as a...

First settlement in lawsuits against oil firms over coast

Sep. 26, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawyers representing coastal Louisiana parishes have negotiated their first settlement with one of the oil and gas companies accused of damaging the state's coast. The settlement is with Freeport McMoRan Inc. and its subsidiaries, The New Orleans Advocate/The Times-Picayune...

Correction: Swamp Rodent Invasion story

Sep. 26, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — In a story Sept. 25 about swamp rodents, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Central Valley is an agricultural region 130 miles (210 kilometers) north of Sacramento. The Central Valley region spans about 400 miles (645 kilometers) from Redding to Bakersfield,...

Dakotas duck hunters seeing positive trends in conditions

Sep. 19, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — After weathering poor wetland conditions in North Dakota and South Dakota over the last few years, duck hunters in the two states known for abundant waterfowl are seeing positive trends, wildlife officials said Thursday. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department released its annual fall...

Nutria destroying coast target of dog treat business

Sep. 15, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

PECAN ISLAND, La. (AP) — Drive until you see the Gulf of Mexico, and before you hit the water take the last left on a dirt road. That's where Justin Choate lives. Choate, 43, has been around Louisiana's waters all of his life. He started working those marshes, streams and bayous with his father at the age...

The Latest: EPA revokes water protection regulation

Sep. 12, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's plans to revoke an Obama-era clean water rule (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The Trump administration says revoking an Obama-era rule on waters and wetlands would provide "much-needed regulatory certainty" for farmers, homebuilders and...

Trump administration drops Obama-era water protection rule

Sep. 12, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic development and infringed on property rights. Environmental groups criticized the...

EPA officials: Trump administration to revoke Obama rule that provided federal protection to many wetlands, streams

Sep. 12, 2019 10:35 AM EDT
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — EPA officials: Trump administration to revoke Obama rule that provided federal protection to many wetlands, streams.

Environmentalists, tribe challenge PolyMet wetlands permit

Sep. 10, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Several environmental groups and a Native American tribe have gone to court to challenge a permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in Minnesota. The lawsuits filed in federal court Tuesday say the corps violated federal law when it issued a...