Washington, D.C. - The Obama Administration put drinking water first today, taking a critical step toward restoring Clean Water Act protection for the sources of drinking water for one in three Americans. Clean Water Action applauds this vital proposal, which comes after more than 12 years of pressure by the organization and its members, urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) to close gaps in protection for nearly 20 million acres of wetlands and half of the nation's small streams. Once finalized, this policy will return Clean Water Act protections to critical water bodies currently vulnerable to contamination and destruction in the wake of polluter-friendly court decisions and Bush Administration policies.
Protections for water quality are heading to the chopping block as the NJDEP announced a stakeholder meeting will be held tomorrow on the Water Quality Management Planning Rules. These important rules, which determine where sewers can go, were delayed and rolled back by the Legislature and Governor just last month.
WHAT: People to visit the Delaware River Basin Commission Public (DRBC) Meeting
WHERE: Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA; Auditorium
WHEN: 1:30 pm, Tuesday, December 3, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (April 15, 2014) – The California Department of Public Health today announced its final drinking water standard for the toxic chemical hexavalent chromium made infamous in the film Erin Brockovich. The state’s new Maximum Contaminant Level of 10 parts per billion is 500 times greater than the level identified as safe by the California Environmental Protection Agency.