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A tribute to Ralph Regula

Posted on August 11, 2017
Hon. Ralph Regula Ralph Regula passed away on July 19. I worked with Ralph for many years while he was Chairman of the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee. I worked with several Appropriations Chairs during several decades with the US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) and Ralph was easily my favorite...

Hon. Ralph Regula, R.I.P.

Posted on July 21, 2017
Rep. Regula With great sadness, we learned today that our longtime colleague, former U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula from Ohio, passed away.  Ralph joined us in 2010 after 36 years representing Ohio in Congress. His advice was invaluable. Among his many Congressional successes, Ralph served as Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior and Labor and Health & Human Services.  ..

WOTUS repeal moves forward – and what this means for private sector permitting

Posted on July 10, 2017
banner-proctor-crk-landing The Trump Administration has officially started the process to repeal and replace the Obama Administration’s 2015 “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) Rule. On June 27, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced during testimony to Congress that EPA would issue a proposed rule to rescind the 2015 WOTUS rule, the first step in what promises to be a long and winding road toward a new rule...

Why the Trump Administration’s “Waters of the US” repeal won’t be as fast as supporters want (or as its opponents fear)

Posted on June 5, 2017
The controversial WOTUS ruling As recent events show, the Trump Administration is moving ahead with repealing and replacing the controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rules that the Obama EPA issued in 2015. Among the most recent news: On April 19, EPA officials met with associations representing local and regional governments and water resource agencies...

Federal infrastructure: Thoughts on successful public-private partnerships

Posted on May 23, 2017
The New York Times recently featured an article on the Dulles Greenway partnership road, "New Toll Road Offers Glimpse at Future" Last week, the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee held a subcommittee hearing titled Water Resources: The Role of the Public and Private Sectors. This hearing featured Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, Commander of the Army Corps of Engineers, and others speaking about infrastructure improvements...


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