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Waters of the United States under the Trump admiistration.

Gulf and South Atlantic Waterkeepers Respond to Federal Clean Water Act Rollbacks

Across the Gulf and South Atlantic regions of the US, Waterkeepers responded to the EPA rollbacks of Clean Water Act protections with creative, informative, inspiring content.  In case you missed it: on September 12, after many months of warning they’d do so, our current administration rolled back protections for millions of acres of wetlands and ...


Waterkeeper Groups Across United States Oppose Rollback of States’ Rights

Proposed revisions to Clean Water Act would hamstring states’ ability to protect their waters Waterkeeper Alliance and 148 Waterkeeper groups today submitted comments in opposition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed revisions to its regulations that administer section 401 of the Clean Water Act. EPA’s proposed rule is a bald-faced effort by the ...


Tell EPA Administrator Wheeler: We Need a Strong Clean Water Act

Tell EPA Administrator Wheeler to stand up for a strong Clean Water Act Forty-seven years ago on October 18, 1972, the Clean Water Act was signed into law, providing critical federal protections for waters across the United States. But today, the Clean Water Act is under attack. The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to eliminate ...


Merriam Lake Idaho in Little Lost river range.

Tell EPA: Let states protect their waterways!

The Trump administration claims to be all about giving states greater freedom and responsibility. However, the administration suddenly sings a very different tune when states use their power to stand up to powerful polluters. Trump’s EPA just released a proposed rule that would effectively take away a powerful Clean Water Act tool that states have ...


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Trump Administration Rolls Back Protections for Millions of Acres of Wetlands, Waterways

The Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule today rolling back protections for millions of acres of wetlands, vernal pools, and other waterways. The rule opens the door for more pollution and toxic waste dumping in rivers, streams, and wetlands across the country without any study of the effects on endangered wildlife. The weakened ...


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Tell your Governor – Protect our state’s waters!

The Trump administration is implementing a dangerous effort to eliminate national protections for waters—and communities—across the country. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a new regulation that would remove historically protected rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands, and other waters from protection under the Clean Water Act, a law which gave us the legal framework ...


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EPA Is Eroding States’ Authority to Protect Waters from Unchecked Development

By Aaron Zoellick, WKC legal intern. Reposted with permission from Waterkeepers Chesapeake.   You should not dive into a pool before checking if it is filled with water. States should not make a CWA §401 permit granting decision before they have all of the relevant facts. The EPA disagrees. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently ...


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Yuba River Waterkeeper Fights for Clean Water Act Protections

By Ashley Overhouse, River Policy Manager at South Yuba River Citizens League In February, Nevada Irrigation District used a recent federal court ruling to ask the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to waive safe water quality legal requirements for its Yuba-Bear Hydroelectric Project. They are the first water district in the nation to use this ...


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Stop A Massive Clean Water Act Loophole!

A year ago, we warned that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was considering creating a massive loophole in the Clean Water Act. EPA is now moving forward with this and has released an interpretation of the Act that would let known polluters off the hook and even create incentives for companies to pollute more. ...


Willful failure: The Trump administration hits a new low on environmental enforcement

Written by Paul Gallay, President and Hudson Riverkeeper. Reposted with permission from Riverkeeper.  As New York recommits to clean water, EPA blindly pursues the president’s destructive deregulatory agenda. Donald Trump once claimed to be “a very big person when it comes to the environment.” What Trump is doing to the Clean Water Act and other key environmental laws does indeed exceed all ...