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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...

What I told EPA in Kansas City

This was originally posted here By Jennifer Peters, National Water Programs Director, Clean Water Action This week advocates and activists are in Kansas City, Kansas for the one and only public hearing the Environmental Protection Agency scheduled for it's scheme to...

Speaking Out for Water in Kansas City

This was originally posted here By Michael Kelly, Communications Director, Clean Water Action I’m in Kansas City this week, and it’s not just for BBQ and jazz and the Negro League Baseball Museum (though those are nice perks). I’m here because the Environmental...

The story of Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia

Why access to clean water is vital for communities. https://vimeo.com/313216683 Clean Water For All and Bartram’s Garden team up to tell the story of Bartram’s and how access to clean water can bring people together and support urban communities. As Rosemary...

Press Releases

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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