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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 ...


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 ...


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Waterkeeper Fights to Keep Clean Water Act Protections

Waterkeepers challenge industry and Oklahoma AG’s attempts to strip protections from critically important waterways Waterkeeper Alliance, Grand Riverkeeper, and Tar Creekkeeper are requesting to intervene in two Oklahoma federal district court lawsuits—one filed by Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and one filed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups—that seek to strip ...


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Waterkeeper Alliance’s Statement on Pruitt’s Leaked Memo

In a memo by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Pruitt decreed that he, rather than EPA experts, will now determine which waterways will be protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 dredge and fill permitting program as “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). “Everyone understands Scott Pruitt has spent many years, first ...


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Proposed Revisions to WOTUS Reduce Clean Water Protections

EPA and the Corps’ attempts to revoke Clean Water Act protections from waters is an illegal effort that puts drinking water and public health at risk Waterkeeper Alliance, Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety, Turtle Island Restoration Network, and 115 Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and ...


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UPDATE: Don’t Let EPA Gut the Clean Water Act! | Dive Into Democracy

UPDATE: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps announced that they are extending the comment period on the proposed first step of the revoking and rewriting of the definition of ‘Waters of the U.S.’ to September 27, 2017. Please take advantage of this opportunity and tell EPA that you oppose any rollback of clean water protections! ...


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Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to WOTUS Withdrawal

NEW YORK, NY – Continuing its march toward elimination of key Clean Water Act protections, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a formal notice of withdrawal for the Obama administration’s rule defining which waters can be protected against pollution and destruction under federal law. This is the first step in EPA Administrator Scott ...


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Trump’s Misrepresentation of WOTUS – And Why It Matters

On February 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order to begin a series of actions, long sought by industry, that will allow uncontrolled discharges of toxic pollution into our nation’s waters. The administrative action is aimed at slashing the number of waterways that are protected against pollution and destruction under federal law, leaving the majority ...


US EPA and Army Corps Issue Weak Clean Water Rule

EPA rolls back protections for streams and rivers New York, NY and Washington, DC – May 27, 2015 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) final “Clean Water Rule” issued today reduces the agencies’ jurisdiction to protect waters that have been covered under the Clean Water Act ...