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House Natural Resources subcommittee hearing on pending lands bills

Washington, July 23, 2013, 10:00 am

House Natural Resources Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee hearing on lands bills: H.R. 163, H.R. 361, H.R. 433, H.R. 706, H.R. 908, H.R. 930, H.R. 1025, and H.R. 1808. National Park Service Associate Director for Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Herbert C. Frost to testify.

Senate Energy hearing on aging water infrastructure

Washington, July 25, 2013, 2:30 pm

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Water and Power Subcommittee hearing on aging water resource infrastructure in the U.S.

Senate Energy hearing on National Parks funding

Washington, July 25, 2013, 9:30 am

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, "Funding the National Park System for the Next Century." Witnesses to be announced. 

Senate Environment hearing on Corps of Engineers projects

Washington, July 22, 2013, 3:00 pm

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing, "Oversight of Army Corps of Engineers Water Management in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) and the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) River Systems." South Atlantic Division Commander Brigadier General Donald E. (Ed) Jackson, Jr., Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy to testify. 

House Natural Resources subcommittee hearing on lands bills

Washington, July 19, 2013, 9:00 am

House Natural Resources Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee hearing on pending lands bills: H.R. 587, H.R. 1168, H.R. 1170, H.R. 1684, H.R. 2068, H.R. 2095, S. 130, S. 304, and S. 459.

Florida defendants to pay record fine for wetlands violations

Source: 
Sunshine State News

A Florida man and his company will pay $2.25 million in criminal fines for EPA violations of illegal dredging and wetlands violation, a record wetlands fine for a Florida resident, Sunshine State News reports.

Wildfire clears thousands in Calif. mountain town

IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that has burned huge swaths of wilderness has turned toward the mountain community of Idyllwild, leaving the town of artists, inns and outdoorsmen virtually empty in a summer tourist season when it's normally booming.

Pipe repair cuts water use for 200K near DC

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people in suburban Washington are sweating through a punishing heat wave under orders to avoid long showers, turn off sprinklers and think twice about flushing the toilet.

Idaho town, farmers aim to bust dam to help fish

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — To spawn in Little Bear Creek's west fork, wild steelhead must run a hazardous, 500-mile gauntlet up the Columbia, Snake and Clearwater rivers from the Pacific Ocean that includes sea lions and anglers' lures.

House Natural Resources subcommittee hearing on National Blueways Order

Washington, July 17, 2013, 2:00 pm

House Natural Resources Water and Power Subcommittee hearing, "A Washington, DC-Based Bureaucratic Invention with Potential Water Conservation and Property Rights Impacts: The National Blueways Order."

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