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Clean Water Act Rollbacks Threaten Upper Potomac Watershed

Brent Walls, Upper Potomac Riverkeeper, bought a new Hyundai Tucson in 2012, which he mostly uses for work. Since then, he’s put almost 300,000 miles on it. That’s how big the watershed is. The Upper Potomac watershed spans more than 6,000 square miles and covers four states: West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. “The states ...


Protect Puget Sound Against Clean Water Act Rollbacks

By Chris Wilke, Puget Soundkeeper & Executive Director The waters of Puget Sound aren’t just my profession, or my passion—they are my life. And just as rivers shape our land, local waters have shaped me. I grew up digging for clams in Sequim Bay. I learned how to swim in Hood Canal. I earned my ...


Defend Missouri’s Maramec Spring Against Clean Water Act Rollbacks

Maramec Spring is the center of a popular Missouri park, with 1,860 acres of forests and fields, and a well-attended annual Kids’ Fishing Day, where children angle for stocked brown trout. As much as Maramec Spring is a part of people’s modern life outside St. Louis, its 310-square-mile watershed also illustrates the ancient story of ...


Act Now to Save Montana’s Big Hole

The Big Hole is movie beautiful, running 155 miles from headwaters in Southwest Montana’s Beaverhead Range down the verdant Big Hole Valley, tumbling through hayfields, ranches, and wild lands along the way. It’s a river with a following: Spring and summer bring anglers who revisit its riffles and pools to choose the right fly and ...


The Clean Water Act Depends on You

UPDATE: The Trump administration denied our request to extend the WOTUS comment period, giving us only 60 days to express our fierce opposition to this rulemaking that would accelerate the extinction of more than 75 endangered species and remove Clean Water Act protections from millions of miles of waterways. In comparison, the Obama administration provided ...


Trump’s WOTUS Definition Attacks the Heart of the Clean Water Act

The Trump administration is implementing its treacherous strategy to eliminate Clean Water Act protections for waters—and communities—across the country through a rulemaking that removes historically protected rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands, and other waters from its “waters of the United States” definition. This rulemaking by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers ...


Waterkeeper Groups Sue EPA on Tap Water Safety

Regulator has missed Safe Drinking Water Act deadlines for toxic and carcinogenic contaminants Waterkeeper Alliance, Waterkeepers Chesapeake, and California Coastkeeper Alliance sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today because EPA has failed to revise regulatory standards on certain contaminants and develop new standards for emerging contaminants as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act. ...


Clean Water Act: Excuses for Proposed Rollback Don’t Withstand Scrutiny

The Trump administration’s proposals stripping some waterways of Clean Water Act protection have no basis in law or science. Many of the administration’s assertions about the Clean Water Act also have no basis in fact. We weigh some of the administration’s claims, below: Fact: Clean water protections don’t put people out of work. Increased pollution ...


Proposed Changes to the Clean Water Act Would Imperil Iconic Waters

The Trump administration wants to strip lakes, streams, and other waterways around the country from protection by the Clean Water Act. The change would leave some of the nation’s iconic waters vulnerable to pollution. Among the waters in danger of losing protection: New Mexico’s Chaco River The Chaco River watershed, which is just south of ...


We Can’t Afford to Lose the Clean Water Act

In 1972, waterways in the United States were severely polluted and dangerous. Rivers caught on fire, communities were sickened, and wildlife disappeared. In response to this devastation, Congress passed the Clean Water Act—a monumental law that prohibits pollution and requires restoration of the nation’s waters. Under this law, all waters that are defined as “waters ...