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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 ...


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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 ...


Trump Administration to Slash Clean Water Act Protections for Rivers, Streams, Wetlands

Radical Proposal Would Disproportionally Harm Western United States, Putting Over 75 Endangered Species on Fast Track to Extinction A Trump administration proposal today to radically slash Clean Water Act protections would free industry to dump toxic waste into streams across the United States and allow the destruction of millions of acres of wetlands critical to ...


Trump’s Misguided Coal Policies Must End

Written by Marc Yaggi and Gabrielle Segal President Donald Trump and EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler (and his predecessor Scott Pruitt) have been aggressively rolling back coal regulations — actions that will pollute our water and endanger our communities. Coal is a product that is dirty from beginning to end — whether it is directly polluting ...


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Tell CEQ: Don’t Rush Environmental Review!

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is a monumental law passed in 1970 which requires agencies to research the potential environmental impacts of their decisions, how these impacts can be mitigated, and to consider alternatives. NEPA protects right for the public to get information about the potential impacts and participate in the decision-making process. The ...


What Trump got wrong about the California fires

President Donald Trump’s tweet Sunday saying California wildfires “are being magnified and made so much worse by the bad environmental laws” might have been accurate—had he stopped right there. Instead, he went on to say something garbled about waters being diverted to the Pacific Ocean. Water diversion isn’t behind wildfires in California. It’s not behind ...


Tell EPA: Don’t Prioritize Polluters’ Pocketbooks!

There are costs and benefits to every action taken by the government. For example, when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) makes a new rule setting limits on pollution, there is a good chance that, in addition to benefits such as improved health for the public and better quality of life, there are also costs associated ...


Help Block the Hostile Takeover of the Supreme Court | Dive Into Democracy

If Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court is confirmed by the Senate, it will result in a Supreme Court that is heavily biased against environmental protection. You can help by calling your Senators and urging them to oppose the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Find talking points and learn more below. ...


Trump Needs to Learn From Reagan

Co-written by Marc Yaggi and Gabrielle Segal A large segment of the population breathed a sigh of relief when Scott Pruitt finally resigned his position as EPA Administrator. Pruitt’s ethics violations are ultimately what pushed him out, but his attack on environmental protections, censoring of science, advocating disastrous climate policy, and rolling back of standards ...