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CRITICS RAMP UP OPPOSITION TO BILL EXPANDING CLEAN WATER ACT'S SCOPE

Critics of a controversial bill who say it broadly expands the Clean Water Act's scope are ramping up pressure on House lawmakers to oppose the legislation, sending a series of letters to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) signed by a wide range of industry, property rights and conservative political groups.

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CONGRESS OVERRIDES PRESIDENTIAL VETO OF WATER RESOURCES BILL

Both the House and Senate have overridden a presidential veto of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), enacting the legislation to authorize a range of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects with a strong bi-partisan majority.

The House voted to override the veto Nov. 6 with a vote of 361-54, and the Senate Nov. 8, on a 79-14 vote.

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SENATE FARM BILL SEEKS CAFO STUDY AS ALTERNATIVE TO SUPERFUND WAIVER

Senate agriculture committee leaders have granted a small concession to a bipartisan group of lawmakers seeking to exempt farming operations from Superfund liability by requiring the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the pending Farm Bill to study the cost of using animal manure as a feedstock in bioenergy production.

Lawmakers who support the waiver argue that the cost of bioenergy production will be excessively high if farming operations are not exempt from Superfund liability.

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Democratic Candidates Vie For Environmentalists' Endorsements

Leading Democratic presidential candidates are touting stringent environmental policy proposals in an effort to win early endorsements from key environmental groups in advance of critical upcoming primary contests, which begin in less than two months with the Iowa caucus.

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DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES VIE FOR ENVIRONMENTALISTS' ENDORSEMENTS

Leading Democratic presidential candidates are touting stringent environmental policy proposals in an effort to win early endorsements from key environmental groups in advance of critical upcoming primary contests, which begin in less than two months with the Iowa caucus.

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STATES FAULT EPA PUSH TO BOOST REGIONS' FUNDS IN FY08 SPENDING BILL

State environmental officials are criticizing a new EPA push to boost funding for an obscure regional agency program at the same time the administration is seeking major cuts to the agency's state and tribal assistance grant (STAG) account that states use to fund core environmental work.

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States Fault EPA Push To Boost Regions' Funds In FY08 Spending Bill

State environmental officials are criticizing a new EPA push to boost funding for an obscure regional agency program at the same time the administration is seeking major cuts to the agency's state and tribal assistance grant (STAG) account that states use to fund core environmental work.

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Democrats Push Perchlorate Bill Despite GOP Litigation Concerns

House Democrats are pushing forward with legislation that would force EPA to set an enforceable drinking water standard for the ubiquitous rocket fuel ingredient perchlorate despite House Republicans' concerns that passage of the bill could lead to contentious litigation.

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Science Advisers Say EPA Overemphasizing Nanotechnology Research

EPA's scientific advisers are faulting a key agency research program for giving too much weight to nanotechnology research at the expense of other emerging research needs such as carbon sequestration.

During a Nov. 1 conference call, members of an EPA Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) subcommittee criticized the National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) for devoting its entire "emerging research" budget to nanotechnology in the past few years.

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CLINTON QUESTIONS PROGRESS REPORT ON EPA CHILD HEALTH PROGRAM

As EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson is signaling the prospect of funding cuts to EPA's children's health program, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) is asking the agency to account for what she says is a lack of progress on children's health risk research and is questioning whether a new agency report highlighting the accomplishments of the children's health program in the last 10 years shows strong results.

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