Strengthening Clean Water Protections

Clean Water is working to ensure that small streams and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act’s pollution control programs.  The Clean Water Rule restores safeguards to most streams and wetlands and protects the drinking water sources for more than 117 million people.

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Putting Drinking Water First: The Clean Water Rule

Clean Water’s Putting Drinking Water First approach means making drinking water impacts a primary consideration when developing regulations and other programs involving upstream activities that can impact downstream drinking water sources.
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Congress Wants to Let Trump Ignore the Law to Gut Clean Water Protections

"Republicans in Congress and Scott Pruitt know how unpopular – not to mention legally and scientifically indefensible, it is to gut protections for clean water. So they are trying to change the rules to cut the public out of the process so the Trump administration can weaken protections for drinking water, rivers, streams and wetlands."

Senator Markey (D-MA) and the Wheel of Giveaways. Screenshot from CSPAN

Stop the Dirty Water Agenda

Big polluters and their friends in Congress are pushing an extreme agenda to rollback vital laws, regulations, and funding that protect clean water, reduce air pollution, and fight climate change.

On the 45th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act We Won't Back Down, We Will Protect Clean Water

"We've done this before - we were there during the campaign to pass the Clean Water Act and we have fought  to protect clean water ever since. We are already pounding the pavement and knocking on doors in neighborhoods throughout the nation and in the halls of Congress to make sure we put our health and the environment before the needs of polluters and special interests."


From We All Live Downstream

sunrise in winter over lake, photo: CC
February 22, 2018

Scott Pruitt is playing games with streams, wetlands, and drinking water while he works on proposing a new rule that will shrink the number of streams and wetlands protected under the Clean Water Act. He practically dared us to sue EPA.

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February 14, 2018

Trump’s proposed budget would be a disaster for our nation’s water. This isn't surprising - the Trump administration has worked to undermine common sense protections for our water and health since inauguration day. But this budget is particularly shortsighted and just plain mean. 

Water from a facuet: Photo credit:  nikkytok / Shutterstock
February 14, 2018

The Trump administration’s “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America” is the farthest thing from putting drinking water first. Case in point – rolling back one of the fundamental parts of the Clean Water Act that drove the statutory vision of “zero discharge” of pollutants into our nation’s waters.