A long overdue proposal to protect most streams and wetlands, released by the Obama administration in March 2014, will ensure that the drinking water for nearly one third of all Americans is no longer at risk of pollution. Make sure your voice is heard today! President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency need to know that you want to protect our water!
It’s pretty simple - all water is connected. Even kids understand that. The health of our rivers, lakes, and bays depend on the streams and wetlands that flow into them. The health of our nation’s rivers, lakes, and bays depends on the network of small streams and wetlands that flow into them. Tell EPA and the Army Corps that you support the proposal to #ProtectCleanWater today.
WASHINGTON, DC – This week the Government Accountability Office released DRINKING WATER: EPA Program to Protect Underground Sources from Injection of Fluids Associated with Oil and Gas Production Needs Improvement, the results of its two year investigation into the Environmental Protect Agency’s (EPA) Underground Injection Control (UIC) program. Clean Water Action welcomes this much needed investigation into oversight challenges in the UIC program and calls on EPA to implement the recommendations detailed within the report (view the report here).
The Senate will soon allow votes on a bunch of dirty water amendments to spending bills. One of these amendments would stop the Administration from finalizing the proposal to restore protections to nearly 20 million acres of wetlands and half the nation’s streams. More than 200,000 people have already said they support of these protections and hundreds more submit comments every day. We can’t let this undemocratic, dirty water amendment pass – tell the Senate that you won’t be silenced.
The Environmental Protection Agency is taking public comments on whether to close the loopholes that allow corporations and big polluters to dump unlimited amounts of carbon pollution from power plants into our air. This same pollution is already having devastating effects on water from Chesapeake Bay to the Great Lakes to the Colorado River and is putting our agricultural and tourism industries at risk.