Federal Rulemaking

  • Conservation

    Clean Water Rule Update: April 2020

    Administration weakens the Clean Water Act. Here's how you can help advocate for our streams. On April 21st, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published a final “Waters of the U.S. Rule.”  This rule replaces a 2015 Rule, which clarified the extent of Clean Water Act protections for small streams and…

  • Conservation

    Public input for public resources

    “Sometimes problems don’t require a solution to solve them; Instead they require maturity to outgrow them.” – Steve Maraboli By Tasha Sorensen March 6, 2020 *Public comment period closes on Tuesday, March 10th. Read on to learn about the proposal and how to make your voice heard.* What’s Happening? Have you ever thought to yourself,…

  • Conservation

    What a week: Three things you can do for conservation

    This week has been a whirlwind for conservation. Wednesday held big news about a bill to permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and anglers continue to weigh in under ticking comment deadlines for NEPA and the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act. We've got what you need to get up to…

  • Conservation

    Clean water at risk: EPA proposes restrictions on state and tribal authority under Clean Water Act

    EPA proposed rule would vastly undercut state and tribal authority to protect coldwater resources.

    [et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] Few issues are more critical to Trout Unlimted’s mission than clean water.  With recent actions by the Administration to weaken protections, we are facing one of the greatest threats to the Clean Water Act in its long and effective history.  While we await publication of final rules to repeal and…

  • Conservation

    Three rules with impact to coldwater fisheries

    An update on three federal rulemakings with impact to coldwater fisheries. What is proposed, what it means for TU, how we will respond and how you can help make your voice heard. 2017 MAY 11: Pack trip into the Gila Wilderness in southern New Mexico. What is happening?  Recently there has been a flurry of…

  • Conservation

    New rules unveiled for Endangered Species

    Opportunity for improvement lost; higher risk of extinction gained. On August 12, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) -referred to here as “the Agencies” -  jointly announced three final rules which modify regulations that implement portions of the Endangered Species Act…