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.

Wetlands

Putting Drinking Water First: Restoring Clean Water Act Protections to Streams and Wetlands

Clean Water Action’s Putting Drinking Water First approach means making drinking water impacts a primary consideration when developing regulations and other programs involving upstream activities that could negatively impact downstream drinking water sources. The EPA/Corps Clean Water Rule better protects tributaries that impact the health of downstream waters, include drinking water sources: The Clean Water Rule has concrete implications for source water protection and for drinking water quality.

Illustration - pollution in the city. Image credit: Artisticco / Shutterstock

Another Trump Attack on Protections for Water, Air, and Health

The Trump administration is in the middle of a dangerous and destructive streak of giving polluters and corporate campaign donors whatever they wan

Letter to the House: Oppose the Senate's FY 18 Budget Resolution

350.org * Alaska Wilderness League * American Bird Conservancy * American Forests American Rivers * Center for Biolog

Letter to the Senate: Oppose the FY18 Budget Resolution on the Floor

On behalf of our millions of members and supporters across the country, we urge you to oppose the FY 2018 Senate Budget Resolution, S.Con.Res. 25 (H.Con.Res. 71). In its current form, this resolution assumes trillions of dollars in budget cuts, jeopardizing key programs and policies that protect our environment, communities and public health.

From We All Live Downstream

Lake Erie Algal Bloom - August 2015. Photo Credit: NOAA Great Lakes CoastWatch
September 19, 2019

Today EPA announced “See a bloom, give it room”, a contest for high school students to make a video that “promotes awareness of harmful algal blooms” and “how to spot and steer clear of them.” It doesn’t mention what EPA should be doing to stop them.

srl pipeline construction
August 9, 2019

Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled its latest attack on the Clean Water Act and protections for our water and communities. Don’t worry if you’ve lost count -- this is the third or fourth this year -- and more are coming

What did EPA propose?

South Platte River -- Photo credit: Jennifer Peters
August 1, 2019

Visit South Platte River Park in Littleton, Colorado (a suburb a few miles south of Denver) on a summer weekend and you’ll likely see dozens of people paddling, wading, fishing, or tubing on the river. A few weeks ago I was one of those tubers enjoying higher than normal flows on the South Platte, thanks to the high snowpack this past winter. As we floated on riffles and gentle rapids, families of ducks grazed at the river’s edge and trout swam beneath us. Occasionally we got caught on someone’s fishing line or bumped tubes in crowded sections of the river.