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As we begin this new year with the Water Protection Network, we want to hear from you! Please reach out to Ilana Rubin at to share news, resources, and calls for action in these emails.

Here's wishing you all a great start to 2020!

Clean Water and NEPA Rollbacks Expected Soon

According to the Administration's Fall 2019 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions and timelines for its deregulatory rulemakings, we can expect to see several roll backs of critical Clean Water Act protections and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementing regulations in the coming weeks and months. We encourage Water Protection Network members to watch for updates and to engage against such rollbacks.
The following actions may come as soon as this month:
Additional current and upcoming water-related rule-makings:
More information:

Water Resources Development Act Hearing on January 9

Congress continues its work on the next Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), the bill that authorizes projects and policy changes for the Corps of Engineers. The Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure will hold a hearing, "Proposals for a Water Resources Development Act of 2020," on Thursday, January 9 at 10:00 ET. We expect the Corps of Engineers to testify at the hearing, which you can watch here

Click here for a video of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee's November 19 hearing on WRDA and resiliency, and click here for the written testimony from WPN member National Wildlife Federation.

Click here to read about the Water Protection Network priorities for WRDA 2020 and stay tuned for more developments.

Selected News: Water in Court, Scientific Reviews, & More


Water in Court

Scientific Reviews and Impacts of Administrative Actions

The Year and Decade in Review

More News & Resources

Recent Public Notices

The listings below are Corps of Engineers public notices from the Federal Register and Corps district websites, and select notices from other federal agencies. Please see past WPN Updates for notices published earlier and visit, Corps division and district websites, and other federal agencies' websites for complete listings of public notices. Click here for examples of comments and letters submitted to the Corps by WPN members.

Corps of Engineers Notices

EPA Notices

Other Agency Notices
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