USA: EPA Issues New Guidelines to Protect Rivers, Lakes, Streams, and Wetlands

EPA Issues New Guidelines to Protect Rivers, Lakes, Streams, and Wetlands

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent to the White House a final, new clean water guidance meant to protect rivers, streams, and wetlands from pollution, restoring Clean Water Act safeguards that were in place for decades but recently placed in jeopardy.

The following statement is from Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen, commending the EPA and other federal agencies for this latest action to preserve the nation’s waters:

We are pleased that the Obama administration is taking this important step to protect rivers, streams and all of our waterways from pollution. The public depends on clean water and demands programs that limit water pollution.

“This new guidance replaces two bad Bush administration guidances that left millions of miles of streams and acres of wetlands without safeguards from pollution.”

Dredging Today Staff, February 23, 2012; Image: fws.gov

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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