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.
"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."
"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."
Undoing Common Sense: Clean Water Action Denounces Congressional Efforts to Gut Protections for Drinking Water and Clean Air
Poll after poll shows that Americans support strong protections for water, air, and public health. That's why leadership in Congress is using the Congressional Review Act to gut commonsense protections like the Stream Protection Rule - they hope the lack of meaningful debate means voters won't notice Congress is putting polluter profits ahead of public health and other safeguards.