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.
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.
Washington, D.C. -- Today the Senate voted to confirm Andrew Wheeler’s nomination as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
"It's clear the Trump administration doesn't value protecting human health, especially if corporate special interests could be slightly inconvenienced," said Jennifer Peters, National Water Programs Director for Clean Water Action. "This outrageous scheme would let coal plants put communities, families, and water at risk with impunity. It's time for EPA to listen to the courts and the public and strengthen, not weaken coal ash safeguards."