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Statement of Kansas Riverkeeper Dawn Buehler to EPA on Redefining Waters of the U.S.

Missouri Confluence Waterkeeper Rachel Bartels, Kansas Riverkeeper Dawn Buehler, and Lake Worth Waterkeeper Reinaldo Diaz braved icy roads to testify in Kansas City on Feb. 28 at the only hearing EPA is hosting on its proposed redefinition of Waters of the U.S., a change that would strip waters around the country of Clean Water Act ...


Defend Missouri’s Maramec Spring Against Clean Water Act Rollbacks

Maramec Spring is the center of a popular Missouri park, with 1,860 acres of forests and fields, and a well-attended annual Kids’ Fishing Day, where children angle for stocked brown trout. As much as Maramec Spring is a part of people’s modern life outside St. Louis, its 310-square-mile watershed also illustrates the ancient story of ...


Statement of Lake Worth Waterkeeper Reinaldo Diaz to EPA on Redefining Waters of the U.S.

Missouri Confluence Waterkeeper Rachel Bartels (left), Kansas Riverkeeper Dawn Buehler, and Lake Worth Waterkeeper Reinaldo Diaz (right) braved icy roads to testify in Kansas City on Feb. 28 at the only hearing EPA is hosting on its proposed redefinition of Waters of the U.S., a change that would strip waters around the country of Clean ...


Act Now to Save Montana’s Big Hole

The Big Hole is movie beautiful, running 155 miles from headwaters in Southwest Montana’s Beaverhead Range down the verdant Big Hole Valley, tumbling through hayfields, ranches, and wild lands along the way. It’s a river with a following: Spring and summer bring anglers who revisit its riffles and pools to choose the right fly and ...


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 ...


Changes to Clean Water Act Would Threaten Idaho’s Little Lost River

Near the edge of Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, bordered on one side by the Lost River Range, the highest in Idaho, the Little Lost River runs strong through 50 miles of high arid sagebrush, ducking subsurface into lava bedrock near the town of Howe, Idaho. A haven for anglers seeking a ...


Trump’s WOTUS Puts Cape Fear at Risk

Stocking Head Creek’s headwaters are a forest spring. Once this tributary to North Carolina’s Cape Fear River leaves that forest, however, its sources become considerably less pristine. Part of a watershed where 94,000 swine and 1.3 million broiler chickens live in confinement, Stocking Head swells with waters from small streams, ditches, and ditched streams that ...


Trump’s WOTUS Definition Attacks the Heart of the Clean Water Act

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...