The Wetlands Regulation Center


25 Apr 2001  

Tulloch-Fix Rule Goes Into Effect:



March 14, 2001  

"Daylighting: New Life For Buried Streams":  


June 12, 2000

Atlas of America's Polluted Waters  


June 12, 2000


UNDER ASSAULT: Tennessee's Streams and Wetlands

The Tennessee Water Quality Control Board will be considering proposed regulations in early JULY governing the protection of state streams and wetlands.  Weakened by the road-building industry, these laws will actually allow more pollution to the waters of the state if it is determined the water is not important or provides a specific public benefit.  In other words, if the water is already polluted, or does not have some specific purpose, pollution will be permitted.  Any community living near polluted water therefore will become a target for more development, sprawl, and pollution. 



April 17, 2000

FLOODPLAIN SPRAWL and WETLAND DESTRUCTION Causing More Flood Deaths and Damage Across the Country According to a Report Released by the Sierra Club, March 20.  "Permitting Disaster in America: How Reforming "Rubber Stamp" Wetland Destruction Permits Will Protect Your Family from More Flood Risks" shows that the Army Corps of Engineers gave developers 99% of the wetland destruction permits requested between 1988-1996 in America, even in high flood states.  Developers get virtually all of those wetland destruction permits, even in Presidentially Declared Flood Disaster counties, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) data. 


For copies of Permitting Disaster, send $10 to the Sierra Club at 214 N. Henry St., Suite 203, Madison, WI 53703 or call 608-257-4994.

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