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The Rio Grande Watershed is at its Ecological Breaking Point. Act to Preserve its Clean Water Act Protection

By Rio Grande Waterkeeper Jen Pelz The Rio Grande, the third longest river in the U.S., begins as snowmelt in the high peaks of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, then traverses 1,900 miles of desert and canyon before joining the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. At least, it used to. Unsustainable water use and climate ...


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 ...


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Tell EPA: Keep Mercury Limits Strong

Thanks to air emissions standards created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Air Act in 2011, important progress in reducing mercury pollution in our waterways has been made. But Trump’s EPA is now taking steps to weaken these standards. Please take a stand against this polluter handout by filing a comment ...


Clean Water Act Rollbacks Further Expose Greater Houston to Flooding

As Houston grows, the city and its suburbs are devouring its wetlands. Building subdivisions on top of wetlands has made the nation’s fourth-largest city vulnerable to the stronger and more frequent storms that come with climate change, as Hurricane Harvey demonstrated in 2017. Now, a Trump administration proposal to gut the Clean Water Act would ...


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 ...


Stand up for Colorado Waters

By Boulder Waterkeeper Ted Ross Colorado is one of two headwater states in the United States where all the flowing fresh water originates as precipitation. Creeks, streams, and rivers leave the state, but none flow into it. The headwaters of Boulder Creek can be found under the glaciers on the Continental Divide, at over 12,000 ...


Don’t Let Trump Give Our Public Lands to Big Oil’s Bernhardt

In yet another blatant effort to put former industry lobbyists in charge of regulating industries they previously represented, President Trump has nominated former oil and gas lobbyist David Bernhardt to lead the Department of the Interior (DOI). Bernhardt is already involved in at least 12 corruption-related scandals. As Secretary of the Interior, he will be ...


Trump’s Clean Water Act Puts Revitalization of Buffalo River at Stake

Activists in Buffalo poured their hearts into resuscitating the Buffalo River, which was declared dead in 1967, willing it back to life. When they began their work more than 30 years ago, the river was thick with waste, depleted of oxygen, with sediments that tested positive for 100 chemical constituents. The revitalization of the river ...


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 ...


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. ...