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Blue Access Files Comments on Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act

After 50 years, the first changes to the detailed regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA") have been proposed. Blue Access filed comments, posted here, on the proposed changes before the close of the comment period on March 10, 2020. While we support efforts to modernize and streamline the NEPA process, some of the substantive changes proposed will profoundly limit community participation in certain project decisions, and narrows the scope of a NEPA review in a way that will negatively impact on communities. Our comments focus on those provisions.
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Blue Access Tackles the Key Environmental Challenge of Our Time—Water

Water is critical to human life and economic security. The persistent pressures on water stability that have challenged us for decades are only increasing, and have proven difficult to resolve. What is needed are new solutions at the community level. What better time for Blue Access LLC.
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In Times Like These

Blue Access began in 2019, to address the legacy inequalities that surround water. We deplore racism against Blacks and all people, and work for structural change in water access and finance to achieve water equity in underserved communities.
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The Supreme Court Rules in Maui : More Litigation in the Forecast

In a much-anticipated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court recently decided one of the most important Clean Water Act cases in three decades. In County of Maui v. Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund, the Court held, for the first time, that in some instances, point source pollution carried indirectly from groundwater to surface water may now require a permit if it meets what the Court has called the “functional equivalent” test. The 6-3 ruling effectively widens environmental protection over navigable waters through the Clean Water Act.
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