Tag Archive for: water quality
Can EPA and Other Feds Lead by Getting Out of the Way?Brent Fewell, , Conservative Conservationism, conservation, cooperative federalism, endangered species, environmental protection, EPA, natural resource management, subsidiarity, water quality, 0
Jim Huffman has a thoughtful article in the most recent issue of the PERC Reports titled Designing Institutions for...
Scott’s Miracle-Gro Teams with Alliance for the Bay – Commits to Cleaner WaterBrent Fewell, , Free-Market Environmentalism, Alliance for the Bay, clean water, Corinne Stephens, impaired waters, Jim Hagedorn, RiverWise Communities, Scott's Miracle-Gro, Water Positive Landscapes, water quality, 0
Everyone loves a green lawn, until that green turns local streams and waterways green with nasty algae. And then the...
Beer Drinking Improves Water Quality – Kudos to Flying Dog BreweryBrent Fewell, , Free-Market Environmentalism, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Chesapeake Bay Restoration, Eco-Brew, Flying Dog Brewery, Old Bay Summer Ale, Oyster Stout, water quality, 0
Seems to be a malt theme running through some of these positive developments. Recently, we reported here regarding the...
Mehan Urges “Creative Abandonment” to Great Lakes CommissionBrent Fewell, , Water Issues, agricultural runoff, Carbon, climate change, Great Lakes Commission, Greenhouse gases, infrastructure, nonpoint source, nutrients, Saginaw Bay, Toledo, water cycle, water quality, 0
I share the following remarks by friend and great thinker, Tracy Mehan, with the Great Lakes Commission delivered on September...
Clean Water: America’s Great Unfinished AgendaMichael Curley, , Water Issues, clean water, EPA, green infrastructure, Green Investment, Loan Guarantees, SRF, water quality, 0
Sixty years ago, kids swimming in the Great Lakes could be up to their necks in water, look down,...
Accelerating Environmental Protection Through New Market ApproachesBrent Fewell, , Free-Market Environmentalism, accelerating environmental restoration, Benjamin Grumbles, BNA, Brooks Smith, Chesapeake Bay, conservation, EPA, Gulf of Mexico, market-based environmentalism, TMDL, Tracy Mehan, water impairments, water quality, water quality trading, 0
Linking here to an article this past week that my friend and law partner, Brooks Smith, and I wrote for...
Natural Investment in Water QualityTracy Mehan, , Water Issues, avoided costs, City of Philadelphia, Durham NC, economics, filtration avoidance, Forests, Howard Neukrug, Hydrology, Manchester New Hampshire, National Academies, National Research Council, natural infrastructure, Safe Drinking Water Act, Seattle, South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority, Todd Gartner, Upper Neuse River Basin, water quality, World Resources Institute, 0
A few weeks ago I posted an item regarding the release of World Resources Institute’s new report on natural...
Summoning Courage for Radical ChangeBrent Fewell, , EPA, Alexandra Cousteau, bureaucracy, environmental stewardship, Joe Whitworth, John Muir, Micheal Shellenberger, restoration, Ted Nordhaus, The Death of Environmentlism, The Freshwater Trust, water quality, 0
This week I had the pleasure of spending some quality time in Portland, Oregon, with the awesome people from...
Natural Infrastructure for Safe and Clean WaterTracy Mehan, , Conservative Conservationism, Andrew Steer, ELI, Forests, gray infrastructure, green infrastructure, Safe Drinking Water, source water protection, water infrastructure, water quality, WRI, 0
The World Resources Institute recently released an exciting and very useful report on Natural Infrastructure: Investing in Forested Landscapes...
Trust, Farmers, and Water Quality TradingTracy Mehan, , Free-Market Environmentalism, AgInFomatics, clean water, Clean Water Act, conservation, dead zone, Elinor Ostrom, Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, Lynn Scarlett, Mississippi River, network governance, Ohio River, Peter Nowak, Sand County Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, trust, water quality, water quality trading, watersheds, WRI, 5
The essence of the Clean Water Act (CWA) is its prohibition of the discharge of any pollutant into the...
Enhancing Water Quality Through Agricultural ConservationAlex Echols, , Agriculture and Environment, agricultural economics, Agriculture, conservation, cost share, feeding the world, incentives, investment, NRCS, smart farming, USDA, water quality, world population, 1
One of the things that U.S. Department of Agriculture has done well, is to recognize that when they cost...
Health of Our Nation’s Streams – “B+” or “D-“Brent Fewell, , EPA, Water Issues, Agriculture, Chesapeake Bay, Cuyahoga River, ecological health, Gulf of Mexico, nation's streams, nutrients, rivers, sewage treatment plants, USGS, water impairments, water quality, waters of the U.S., 0
We’ve come a long way in the U.S. since our rivers used to catch on fire. Here’s a picture of...
More Chicken Wings, More Environmental ChallengesBrent Fewell, , Agriculture and Environment, Free-Market Environmentalism, Water Issues, anearobic digester, blue crabs, Chesapeake Bay, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, chickens, conservation, Governor O'Malley, incentives, Maryland Eastern Shore, water quality, 0
We have a lot of chickens in Maryland. And, in fact, we humans are outnumbered 1,000 to 1 along...
Happy, Healthy Bugs Means Healthy Waters: continued strides to restore America’s watersBrent Fewell, , EPA, Species Protection, Water Issues, algal blooms, Duke University, Ken Reckhow, macroinvertebrates, nature, Nicholas School of the Environment, numeric criteria, nutrients, regulations, States, TMDL, water quality, water quality standards, 0
By Brent Fewell The following may be a wee bit granular for some of my readers, but hear me...
My Infinitesimally Small Contribution to Earth DayBrent Fewell, , Conservative Conservationism, Water Issues, Chesapeake Bay, Chris Bayley, conservation, Earth Day, environment, rain garden, storm water, water quality, 3
By Brent Fewell Inspired earlier this month by the conservation work of Chris Bayley out in Oregon, and his...
Rain Rain Go Away . . .Brent Fewell, , Uncategorized, Water Issues, Chris Bayley, Michael Brown, Puget Sound, rain garden, Stewardship Partners, stormwater, water quality, 1
By Brent Fewell One of the ideas behind creating this blog was to highlight some of the great conservation efforts underway...
Free-market Environmentalism – Creating Sustainable IncentivesBrent Fewell, , Free-Market Environmentalism, climate change, conservatives, EDF, Forest Trends, free-market environmentalism, Jonathan Adler, market-based conservation, nutrient trading, Washington Post, water, water quality, WRI, 3
By Brent Fewell Great article today by Brad Plumer of WaPo regarding my friend, Jonathan Adler, arguing why conservatives can...
Just Give Me The Fracking Truth!Brent Fewell, , Climate Change, Energy and Resource Extraction, fracking, FrackNation, Gasland, groundwater, hydraulic fracturing, Josh Fox, Matt Damon, oil and gas, Phelim McAleer, Promised Land, U.S. EPA, water, water quality, 0
By Brent Fewell Similar to climate change, the issue of hydraulic fracturing is now deeply mired in the quagmire of...
Keystone Protesters – the New Town Criers?Brent Fewell, , Climate Change, climate change, David Roberts, drinking water, Grist, groundwater, Joe Nocera, Keystone XL, little platoons, natural gas, sequestration, water quality, 3
By Brent Fewell I experienced one of those out-of-body moments this week, finding myself in agreement with WaPo’s editorial...
Platoons for Conservation and the Healing Power of WaterBrent Fewell, , Conservative Conservationism, Water Issues, Alan Folger, Cassidy and Associates, conservation, flyfishing, Freeport-McMoran, Livingston Group, Middle River Group, Newmont Mining, Telos, Trout Unlimited, United Water, veterans, water, water quality, 1
By Brent Fewell Attended an awesomely moving tribute last evening to our Nation’s veterans. This marks the third year that...
Why legalize weed – just drink the water?!Brent Fewell, , Water Issues, Dispose-My-Meds, drinking water, drugs, drugs in water, EPA, NCPA, NRDC, pharmaceuticals, PPCPs, surface water, take-back programs, United Water, USGS, water, water quality, 2
By Brent Fewell A recent WSJ article highlights an increasingly important issue with which society is slowly grappling, drugs in...
Save a Fish – Paint a Storm DrainBrent Fewell, , Species Protection, Water Issues, American Rivers, education, Katherine Baer, pollutants, pollution, storm drains, stormwater runoff, water, water quality, 1
By Brent Fewell Polluted stormwater runoff remains a pernicious and difficult-to-solve environmental challenge of our time. This is a storm...
The Bureaucratization of Environmentalism – can we survive good intentions?Brent Fewell, , Conservative Conservationism, Water Issues, bridge, bureaucratization, bureaucrats, conservative, environmentalism, EPA, incentives, Orvis, Rockville, stormwater, stream, Trout Unlimited, water, water quality, wildlife habitat, 4
Calling all Good SamaritansBrent Fewell, , Conservative Conservationism, Water Issues, abandoned mines, Ben Grumbles, Chris Wood, environmental stewardship, EPA, Good Samaritan, Patty Limerick, Snowbird, Tiffany & Co., Trout Unlimited, water, water quality, 3
We all know the parable told by Jesus regarding the sojourner who was robbed, pillaged, and left to die...
Nature’s Resilience – Chesapeake Bay and Signs of HopeBrent Fewell, , Conservative Conservationism, Free-Market Environmentalism, Water Issues, Alex Beehler, Alex Echols, Ann Mills, Arlen Lancaster, Benjamin Grumbles, Bruce Knight, CBF, Chesapeake Bay, conservation, Cy Jones, Dan Nees, EPA, Katie McGinty, market-based conservation, nutrient trading, PADEP, Paul Faeth, Peter Hughes, Pinchot Institute, Ricardo Bayon, stormwater, Tracy Mehan, water quality, water quality trading, wildlife, WRI, 2
By Brent Fewell Promising news flowing from the Chesapeake Bay. U.S. EPA is reporting that pollutants, such as phosphorous,...
Save the Planet – plant a tree or feed a krillBrent Fewell, , Climate Change, climate change, conservation, conservatism, Craig McLain, iron fertilization, ocean, Planktos, Russ George, water quality, 3
Two years ago, I reported on an experiment by a fascinating environmentalist and eco-entrepreneur, Russ George, and his pioneering...
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