Government Affairs

  • Science

    TU advocacy is grounded in science

    Picturing somebody standing in a river staring at a fish while wearing a white lab coat and protective goggles for no reason might be what people think of when they hear the title Trout Unlimited scientist.  While there is an outside chance that might happen, in reality the 30 or so TU staff with a…

  • 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 Rule Update: January 2020

    Final rule announced; what it says and what comes next. Final Rule Announced.  On January 23rd, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) announced a final “Waters of the U.S. Rule.”  This rule replaces a 2015 Rule, which clarified the extent of jurisdictions for clean water act protections.  This new…

  • Government Affairs

    Renewable energy and planning for the future

    Photo: U.S. Department of Energy Act today to support PLREDA By Corey Fisher While the political climate in Washington, D.C. may seem hyper-partisan, there are some issues that bring people together from across the political spectrum. Earlier this year Congress passed the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, a public lands package…

  • 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…