Author: Megan Feeley

Freshwater Weekly 7/6/17

Posted on July 6, 2017 by

This week: potential roll backs of federal water protections + a mining investigation + Asian carp (yes, still) + an easy way to donate + more ways you can make a difference. WATER WATCHDOG Over the past week, we’ve learned of two startling proposals to roll back critical federal water protections that could affect our […]

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EPA Announces Plan to Kill 2015 Clean Water Rule

Posted on June 27, 2017 by

This afternoon, EPA Director Scott Pruitt announced a proposal to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which protects the water supply for 117 million Americans. The rule, also known as the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, clarified longstanding confusion about the water protected by the 1972 Clean Water Act, declaring streams and wetlands […]

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Introducing Freshwater Weekly

Posted on June 22, 2017 by

IT’S DAY 1154 OF THE FLINT WATER CRISIS The Science Flint, Michigan has been without clean water since April 24, 2014. What went wrong? A recent episode of PBS’s award-winning NOVA program explores the science behind the man-made crisis. The program does an excellent job of simplifying highly technical information in a way that’s easy […]

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We Did It! Full Funding for the Great Lakes in 2017

Posted on May 3, 2017 by

Back in March, we let you know about potential massive cuts to Great Lakes programs and funding in the 2017 federal budget. The budget proposed by President Trump would have cut funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative by 100% and shrunk the EPA’s budget by 31%. When the budget was announced, we were in […]

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EPA Seeks Input on Reducing Regulatory Burden

Posted on May 1, 2017 by

The EPA wants to know what you think about rolling back the regulations that keep our water clean and safe. On February 24, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13777, which established a federal policy “to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens” on the American people. Among other things, this executive order requires the Environmental Protection Agency […]

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Together, We’re Driving the Conversation on Nestlé Waters

Posted on April 20, 2017 by

Last Wednesday, almost 500 concerned citizens turned out for a public hearing on the Nestlé Waters proposal to more than double the amount of water being pumped from their White Pine Springs well in Michigan’s Osceola Township. Among them was a group of 30 water advocates from Flint, Michigan who traveled 150 miles to participate in […]

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