Tag: clean water rule

We Need Your Help — Clean Water Protections Under Threat By Trump EPA

Posted on December 7, 2017 by

The vast majority of Americans—Republicans and Democrats—want the EPA to safeguard the streams that provide us drinking water and the wetlands that filter drinking water, protect communities from floods, and provide habitat for wildlife. Instead of listening to the will of the people, Scott Pruitt and President Trump’s EPA are proposing a plan that would […]

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Freshwater Weekly 8/17/17

Posted on August 17, 2017 by

This week: our favorite freshwater summer photos + speak out for clean water + more ways you can make a difference. A FRESHWATER SUMMER A few weeks ago, Freshwater Future Executive Director Jill Ryan vacationed with her family along Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where she snapped the photo above of a family friend […]

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Freshwater Weekly 8/3/17

Posted on August 3, 2017 by

This week: rolling back the Clean Water Rule + Brandon Road Study to be released + an update on Nestle’s pumping request + a petition to clean up Lake Erie + more ways you can make a difference. KEEP IT CLEAN Last month, EPA Director Scott Pruitt announced a proposal to repeal the 2015 Clean […]

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Tell President Trump’s EPA to Keep Clean Water Protections

Posted on August 3, 2017 by

The Trump administration recently announced a major legal step toward repealing an Obama-era regulation designed to limit pollution in 60% of the nation’s bodies of water. The rule, known as the Waters of the United States, or WOTUS, would have extended existing federal protections of large bodies of water (under the 1972 Clean Water Act), […]

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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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