Clean Water Rule

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Opposition to Clean Water Act Loophole

June 17, 2019

On June 7th, Clean Water Action’s National Field Canvass delivered 390 postcards and over 800 letters to the Environmental Protection Agency from Clean Water Action members across the country in opposition to the Administration’s proposed loophole to the Clean Water Act.

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Trump’s Dirty Water Rule Threatens Virginia’s Waters

April 3, 2019

Virginia greatly depends on Clean Water Act protections for safe drinking water, healthy wildlife habitats and profitable industries reliant on clean water. The Environmental Protection Agency’s unprecedented proposed rollback of Clean Water protections directly conflicts with these priorities. The Dirty Water Rule would have numerous adverse impacts on:

The Clean Water Rule protects drinking water for 117 million of us

The President is Gutting Clean Water Protections

June 27, 2017

We knew this day was coming. Scott Pruitt has tried to gut protections for clean water for years and President Trump made repealing the Clean Water Rule a regular part of his 2016 campaign stump speeches.

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How Serious Are We About Protecting Water?

May 27, 2016

As public attention is focused on drinking water in light of the crisis in Flint, Michigan you would think that clarifying that we want to protect all of our water resources would be a no brainer. But the Clean Water Rule remains tangled up in litigation brought by powerful special interests and some states, including Michigan. 

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LEADership on Drinking Water

April 21, 2016

This week a group of Senators introduced the "True LEADership Act" to get lead out of contact with water and improve the quality of drinking water in the United States. It's a good step forward.

Image - Thank you to President Obama for vetoing SJ Res 22. Photo credit: artjazz / Shutterstock. Alterations by Clean Water Action

A Veto to Protect Clean Water

January 20, 2016

Despite massive popular support for the Clean Water Rule, Republicans in Congress have tried to stop it since the day it was proposed. They finally got enough votes in both Houses to get something to the President's desk - SJ Res 22, a "Resolution of Disapproval" under the Congress Review Act. President Obama vetoed Congress' latest attempt to kill commonsense safeguards for our water last night. It seems like it took him all of 30 seconds to make the decision. This a huge win for anyone who cares about clean water.

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Should We Protect our Water? A Day of Contrasts in our Nation’s Capital

September 30, 2015

Two events today illustrate the divide on clean water protection here in our nation’s capital. The first was today’s finalization of Clean Water Act limits on toxic water discharges from power plants.

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Clean Water Rule = Critical to Maryland

May 30, 2015

Having a healthy water source is critical to our economy. From agriculture, to wildlife, to craft brewing, and clean tech, clean water is the lifeblood to it all. Headwater and seasonal streams feed the drinking water sources of two out of every three Marylanders.

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A Big Win for Our Water in Maryland

May 29, 2015

As field organizers with Clean Water Action, we inform residents about environmental issues and ask them to contact elected officials to take action.

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The Health of Virginia’s Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay Depends on the Clean Water Rule

May 29, 2015

This week we are celebrating the release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water Rule, which restores Clean Water Act protections to tributary streams and wetlands.