Clean Water Act

9/30/15 – Defining the Waters of the United States

This past summer the state of our country’s water resources came to a boiling point. As drought pervaded and fires scorched much of the American West, conflict also simmered in Washington D.C. over the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) redefining of the phrase “waters of the United States” under…Read the Rest »

4/29/15 – Spring 2015 Newsletter

This week, we mailed our Spring 2015 Newsletter.  Included in that newsletter were references to two client reports that have recently been made available to the public as part of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality’s Lower Boise River TMDL 2015 Addendum.  Those reports are A History of the Pioneer Irrigation District and Water in…Read the Rest »

1/12/15 – Coeur d’Alene Mining Pollution

We recently came upon an unexpected Idaho Daily Statesman headline – “Nelson Attacks River Pollution” – while doing research on the early 1930s.[i] The headline appeared more than 30 years before pollution and sewage caused Ohio’s Cuyahoga River to catch fire and help spur the environmental movement to address water pollution nationwide. But, in northern…Read the Rest »

10/31/14 – SHRA Fall 2014 Newsletter

We recently mailed our Fall 2014 Newsletter.  For this edition, the theme was water, and all of our features focused on examples of water-related issues that SHRA has researched, including the recently concluded Snake River Basin Adjudication, navigability, and the Clean Water Act.  Click the link to read on… SHRA Fall 2014 Newsletter