The Clean Water Act: Analysis

By Isabelle Bienen, NWNL Research Intern Edited by Alison M. Jones, NWNL Director All photos © Alison M. Jones Isabelle Bienen is at Northwestern University studying Social and Environmental Policy and Legal Studies. As a NWNL summer intern, she wrote 5 blogs on the 1972 US Clean Water Act [CWA] and its role in NWNL’s 3 US…

The Endangered Species Act: 1973-2018

By Isabelle Bienen, NWNL Research Intern (Edited by Alison M. Jones, NWNL Director) NWNL research intern Isabelle Bienen is a junior at Northwestern University studying Social Policy with minors in Environmental Policy & Culture and Legal Studies. Her  research on the Endangered Species Act focuses on a current topic of interest in the US.  Her 5-blog…

We’re all connected downstream

WHAT YOU CAN DO to protect our water resources: Support the EPA and US Army Corps of Engineers - It’s critical we all have clean fresh water! The EPA and USACE are proposing a clarification of their rules that protect our water quality by addressing upstream impacts on downstream communities. Ending loopholes in the 1970’s…

Earth-POWER!

Give Mother Nature a break! Shut OFF your lights on Saturday, March 30th from 8:30-9:30pm local time for Earth Hour. The use of water and of energy are intricately intertwined. --Saving Energy Saves Water: The production of energy — hydroelectric, industrial steam-power generation, fracking, etc— requires a lot of water. --Saving Water Saves Energy: The…