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Proposed Revisions to WOTUS Reduce Clean Water Protections

EPA and the Corps’ attempts to revoke Clean Water Act protections from waters is an illegal effort that puts drinking water and public health at risk Waterkeeper Alliance, Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety, Turtle Island Restoration Network, and 115 Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and ...


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UPDATE: Don’t Let EPA Gut the Clean Water Act! | Dive Into Democracy

UPDATE: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps announced that they are extending the comment period on the proposed first step of the revoking and rewriting of the definition of ‘Waters of the U.S.’ to September 27, 2017. Please take advantage of this opportunity and tell EPA that you oppose any rollback of clean water protections! ...


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Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to WOTUS Withdrawal

NEW YORK, NY – Continuing its march toward elimination of key Clean Water Act protections, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a formal notice of withdrawal for the Obama administration’s rule defining which waters can be protected against pollution and destruction under federal law. This is the first step in EPA Administrator Scott ...


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Trump’s Misrepresentation of WOTUS – And Why It Matters

On February 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order to begin a series of actions, long sought by industry, that will allow uncontrolled discharges of toxic pollution into our nation’s waters. The administrative action is aimed at slashing the number of waterways that are protected against pollution and destruction under federal law, leaving the majority ...


US EPA and Army Corps Issue Weak Clean Water Rule

EPA rolls back protections for streams and rivers New York, NY and Washington, DC – May 27, 2015 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) final “Clean Water Rule” issued today reduces the agencies’ jurisdiction to protect waters that have been covered under the Clean Water Act ...


Waterkeeper Alliance Statement on EPA’s Final “Connectivity” Report

January 16, 2015 – The release of EPA’s final report, Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence, shows that streams, regardless of their size or frequency of flow, are connected to downstream waters and strongly influence their function, and that wetlands and open waters are key ...


Groups Urge Full Protection of Tributaries and Adjacent Waters in WOTUS Rule

Broad, clear definition of “Waters of the U.S.” critical to protecting our waterways Waterkeeper Alliance submits comments to EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging full protection of tributaries and adjacent waters NEW YORK, NY — November 19, 2014 — Waterkeeper Alliance has submitted comments along with 54 other Waterkeeper organizations  across the country on the ...