"Biden Admin Vows To Restore 8M Acres Of Wetlands"

"The new goal is part of a blitz of environmental actions the White House is announcing this week to coincide with Earth Day."

"The Biden administration announced a goal Tuesday to protect and restore 8 million acres of wetlands over the next six years in an effort to counter development pressures and recently weakened federal regulations.

The bold new target seeks to reverse the ongoing loss of U.S. wetlands, which help keep pollutants out of rivers and streams and act as a natural buffer against flooding. Over 60 percent of wetlands now lack protections under the Clean Water Act for the first time in decades after the Supreme Court curtailed the law’s scope last year.

In addition to wetlands, the administration committed to “reconnect, restore and protect” 100,000 miles of rivers and streams nationwide by 2030, including by removing impediments such as dams and by restoring stream banks experiencing erosion."

Miranda Willson reports for E&E News April 23, 2024.


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Source: E&E News, 04/24/2024