The Trump/Wheeler Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is dismantling critical parts of the Clean Water Act one by one. Cumulatively these are the most serious threat to our nation’s bedrock environmental law in its history. If even one of these administration proposals is finalized, the consequences would be dire. Taken together, the Clean Water Act as we know it could go away. Since the Trump administration is parceling out these assaults, it can be hard to see the full picture.
Today, in a blatant political attack, Andrew Wheeler told California that the state “needs to fulfill its obligation to protect its water bodies and, more importantly, public health."
That’s rich coming from the head of Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency.