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Governor Ron DeSantis Calls for Resignations of Governing Board Members of South Florida Water Management District

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Water

Governor Ron DeSantis called for the immediate resignations of all governing board members of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). The announcement was made during a stop in Stuart to discuss the Governor’s major water policy reforms to protect and improve Florida’s water resources. “One of the recommendations that Congressman Mast has provided to me was that we really …


DeSantis Offers ‘Bold’ Plan to Address Water Woes

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release, Water

Gov. Ron DeSantis, appearing in areas hit hard by outbreaks of toxic algae and red tide, signed an executive order Thursday expanding state efforts to improve Florida’s troubled waters. And while he took shots from environmentalists on the campaign trail last year when arguing that climate change is not a problem for state government to alleviate, DeSantis said Thursday his …


Shutdown Delays WOTUS Comment Period

Dan Industry News Release, Legislative, Water

The government shutdown is delaying a comment period for the Trump administration’s new Waters of the U.S. proposal. The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers will delay publishing the proposed WOTUS replacement in the Federal Register until after funding is restored at EPA, according to Politico. The 60-day comment period won’t begin until the proposed rule is published …


Alabama Irrigation Workshops

Dan Alabama, Education, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS, Water

The Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee has been working with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) and Auburn University (AU), to identify which watersheds will have funding priority. In response to this initiative, Alabama Extension will host two free irrigation workshops for producers that include trainings, as well as on-farm demonstrations of …


Goal of New WOTUS Rule Proposal

Dan Water

Simplifying definitions is the purpose behind the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ efforts to propose a new Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Rod Bain has the details. EPA Acting Administrator for Water, Dave Ross, explains the six categories of jurisdiction of waters in the United States under the proposed redefinition of the WOTUS …


Farm Bureau’s Duvall, Aiken Cite Strengths of Clean Water Rule

Dan Industry News Release, Water

The newly proposed Clean Water Rule would empower America’s farmers and ranchers to protect the nation’s water resources and provide much-needed regulatory clarity to guide those stewardship efforts, according to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. Duvall spoke in Tennessee during an agricultural stakeholder meeting on the newly proposed Waters of the United States Rule. The event, hosted by …


EPA and Army Propose New ‘Waters of the United States’ Definition

Dan Industry News Release, Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) are proposing a clear, understandable and implementable definition of “waters of the United States” that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act. Unlike the Obama administration’s 2015 definition of “waters of the United States,” today’s proposal contains a straightforward definition that would result in significant cost …


Desantis Transition Panel Weighs Water Issues

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Water

Money set aside annually for the restoration of the Everglades and other waterways should also help end the use of septic tanks, a former House speaker suggested Monday as a panel considered potential environmental policies for Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis. Former Speaker Steve Crisafulli said the incoming governor should tap the “Legacy Florida” funding to aid conversions from septic tanks to …