New Study Quantifies Wetlands Benefits As WOTUS Debate Heats Up

January 25, 2022
A new paper scheduled to be published in a peer-reviewed journal calculates for the first time the benefits of wetlands for reducing flood damages, with its authors pointing to the need for current data as the Supreme Court is poised to reconsider the scope of the Clean Water Act and the Biden administration is weighing a new regulatory definition. “Wetlands provide important benefits to communities by soaking up excess water that might otherwise cause heavy flooding,” Resources for the Future...

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