Tracking EPA’s assault on our water
The Water Polluter Loophole
On April 15, 2019 EPA announced it would no longer protect surface waters contaminated by pollution that first moves through groundwater. Learn more about EPA’s latest handout to polluters here and here.
The Dirty Water Rule
The Trump administration proposed its Dirty Water Rule on December 11, 2018. If finalized, it would wipe out Clean Water Act protections for at least 18 percent of the nation’s streams and at least 51% of all wetlands across the country.
The comment period for the Dirty Water Rule closed on April 15, 2019. The Clean Water for All Coalition mobilized more than 525,000 Americans to comment in opposition to the Dirty Water Rule.
Read highlights from some of the comments here and below.