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Against the Clean Water Rule — What People are Saying

Against the Clean Water Rule — What People are Saying

The public responded to the Trump administration’s proposal to radically redefine the Clean Water Act to strip protections from streams and wetlands with a resounding “No”. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) only provided 45 days for public comment, but more...

Remaining vigilant against EPA’s clean water rollbacks

By Bob Wendelgass, President and CEO, Clean Water Action This was originally published by The Hill, here With the start of summer, America’s kids will be swimming, fishing and enjoying the great outdoors. An important federal rule ensures the safety of those local...

Taking apart the Clean Water Act is not a game

By Lynn Thorp, National Campaigns Director, Clean Water Action This was originally published on Clean Water Action's blog, here. The Trump/Wheeler Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is dismantling critical parts of the Clean Water Act one by one. Cumulatively these...

Safe and Affordable Water is a Critical National Imperative

By Kalima Rose, VP for Strategic Initiatives, PolicyLink This was originally posted on PolicyLink's website, here.  With mounting and devastating water challenges in America, we can leverage Infrastructure Week to turn urgent attention to ensuring both the human right...

The Water Polluter Loophole

The Water Polluter Loophole

On April 15, EPA announced that it would not protect surface waters contaminated with pollution that first moves through groundwater. EPA and states have required permits for this type of pollution for decades and it’s reckless to reverse course now. It makes no sense...

It’s Clear: Americans Reject Trump’s Dirty Water Rule

Clean Water for All Coalition mobilizes more than 500,000 comments opposed to EPA's plan to strip protections for streams and wetlands Read the letter from 155 NGOs opposing the Dirty Water Rule Washington, D.C. — A broad coalition of equity-focused, conservation,...

155 Groups Tell EPA to Drop the Dirty Water Rule

April 15, 2019   The Honorable Andrew Wheeler Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency The Honorable R.D. James Assistant Secretary of the Army Department of the Army, Civil Works U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA Docket Center, Office of Water...

Got (Clean) Water?

Originally published here By Aaron Kindle “ I gave my heart to the mountains the minute I stood beside this river with its spray in my face and watched it thunder into foam, smooth to green glass over sunken rocks, shatter to foam again. I was fascinated by how it...

Standing Up For Clean Water

This was originally published here By Jon Devine, Director, Federal Water Policy, NRDC I’m posting this from Kansas City, Kansas, where the Trump administration is holding its one and only public hearing on its plan to radically roll back the safeguards of the Clean...

Advocates Call on EPA to Drop Its Dangerous Dirty Water Rule

February 27, 2019 (Kansas City, Kansas)-- Today, stakeholders held a press conference to call on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect clean water and abandon its proposed Dirty Water Rule, the latest in the agency’s relentless efforts to rollback...

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Clean Water Action: Trump’s EPA wipes out protections for wetlands and drinking water, in another giveaway to corporate polluters

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Washington, D.C. -- Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled its proposal to replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule, also known as WOTUS. The proposal uses a very narrow, unscientific definition of water based on Justice...

Montana Wildlife Federation: Fish, Wildlife, and Montana’s Economy Threatened by Clean Water Rule Repeal

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled plans to replace the Clean Water Rule which they repealed last year with a new, substantially weaker set of requirements for protecting water quality. The new proposal would essentially drop Clean Water Act...

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