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The Clean Water Act Depends on You

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 is ...


Millions Threatened, But No Action from EPA

Everyone should be able to turn on their tap, fill a glass, and drink the water with confidence it’s safe. Unfortunately, throughout the United States, many people have well-founded concerns about drinking their tap water. Our drinking water — and the nation’s health — face growing threats, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ...


Help Us Shut Down Polluter Handouts

As the month-long government shutdown carries on, the impacts continue to grow. Government workers are going without pay, parks are being trashed, and vital social services are at risk. Most of the employees at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are not working, meaning pollution is not being monitored and environmental laws are not ...


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 ...


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Protecting the Heart of the Clean Water Act | Dive Into Democracy

Thank you for an amazing year of fighting for clean water! For the last Dive into Democracy for 2018, we wanted to thank all of our engaged readers for the vital role you played in standing up for environmental protection. This year, we collectively helped stop over 20 bad bills and legislative riders aimed at ...


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Protect the Public’s Right to Know!

Hazardous pollution released by densely concentrated, industrial-scale livestock operations can be very dangerous for people, even deadly, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) keeps trying to find ways to help this powerful industry hide its pollution from the public and emergency responders. Waterkeeper Alliance and partners are continuing our decade-long fight for the public’s ...


Act Now to Stop Weakening of EPA’s “Methane Rule”

EPA succumbs to White House and fossil fuel industry pressure to put protection of our health and our planet on the chopping block Under pressure from the White House, on October 15, 2018, EPA granted the fossil fuel industry’s wish and published proposed revisions to standards that control methane emissions from oil and gas production. ...


An “emerging” drinking water disaster 50 years in the making

A few weeks ago we warned about the threats of “emerging contaminants” to water quality and drinking water. This week, we are focusing on one class of emerging contaminants—PFAS. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may be in the drinking water of more than a hundred million people in the U.S, and no region of the ...


Take Action for Safe Drinking Water – Dive Into Democracy

Throughout the United States, people do not feel safe drinking their tap water. Unfortunately, many of their fears are well-founded. Government’s response to reports of known pollutants in drinking water, such as lead and arsenic, has been wholly inadequate. Compounding this problem is that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is slow to respond to ...


Stop a Fossil Fuel Bonanza | Dive Into Democracy

UPDATE 11/9/18: We are once again hearing that H.R. 4239 – “SECURE American Energy Act,” could come up for a floor vote soon. This bill would transfer management authority for the permitting of federal oil and gas resources to states, encourage offshore oil drilling while limiting safeguards, and weaken protections for marine mammals. Please call your Representative to ...