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Conservationists Intervene in Ludicrous Effort to Dam the Little Colorado River Half a Mile from the Grand Canyon

Today a coalition of conservation organizations sought intervention and opposed preliminary permits for a series of new dams and reservoirs on the Little Colorado River just a few thousand feet from the Grand Canyon. Earthjustice is representing Save the Colorado, the Grand Canyon Trust, the Sierra Club, Living Rivers, Waterkeeper Alliance, and WildEarth Guardians in ...


Waterkeeper Groups Across United States Oppose Rollback of States’ Rights

Proposed revisions to Clean Water Act would hamstring states’ ability to protect their waters Waterkeeper Alliance and 148 Waterkeeper groups today submitted comments in opposition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed revisions to its regulations that administer section 401 of the Clean Water Act. EPA’s proposed rule is a bald-faced effort by the ...


Tell EPA Administrator Wheeler: We Need a Strong Clean Water Act

Tell EPA Administrator Wheeler to stand up for a strong Clean Water Act Forty-seven years ago on October 18, 1972, the Clean Water Act was signed into law, providing critical federal protections for waters across the United States. But today, the Clean Water Act is under attack. The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to eliminate ...


Merriam Lake Idaho in Little Lost river range.

Tell EPA: Let states protect their waterways!

The Trump administration claims to be all about giving states greater freedom and responsibility. However, the administration suddenly sings a very different tune when states use their power to stand up to powerful polluters. Trump’s EPA just released a proposed rule that would effectively take away a powerful Clean Water Act tool that states have ...


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Trump Administration Rolls Back Protections for Millions of Acres of Wetlands, Waterways

The Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule today rolling back protections for millions of acres of wetlands, vernal pools, and other waterways. The rule opens the door for more pollution and toxic waste dumping in rivers, streams, and wetlands across the country without any study of the effects on endangered wildlife. The weakened ...


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Our Waterways Aren’t Sewers – Let’s Stop Treating Them That Way

For hundreds of years, our waterways were disposal sites for garbage and human waste, leading to devastating impacts on U.S. waters. The Clean Water Act was passed in recognition of the fact that we should not be using our waterways as sewers, but incredibly, primarily due to outdated infrastructure, sewage spills still occur regularly around ...


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Tell your Governor – Protect our state’s waters!

The Trump administration is implementing a dangerous effort to eliminate national protections for waters—and communities—across the country. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a new regulation that would remove historically protected rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands, and other waters from protection under the Clean Water Act, a law which gave us the legal framework ...


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Yuba River Waterkeeper Fights for Clean Water Act Protections

By Ashley Overhouse, River Policy Manager at South Yuba River Citizens League In February, Nevada Irrigation District used a recent federal court ruling to ask the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to waive safe water quality legal requirements for its Yuba-Bear Hydroelectric Project. They are the first water district in the nation to use this ...


LAST CALL! 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 Executive Order Undermines States’ Rights

President Trump plans today to sign an executive order that attempts to limit states’ role in approving permits required for oil and gas projects under the Clean Water Act, undermining federal law and stripping states of their ability to approve or deny projects that will impact their communities and waterways. The Clean Water Act was ...