News Release | Environment America

Rep. DeFazio, community leaders call for repeal of Dirty Water Rule

Community leaders from coast to coast convened Wednesday for a virtual town hall hosted by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) to advocate for a robust response to the Trump administration’s harmful clean water rollbacks. Rep. DeFazio, the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and clean water advocates and constituents discussed the Clean Water for All Act. The bill, which he recently introduced, would repeal the Trump administration’s “Dirty Water Rule.”

News Release | Environment America

U.S. Senate one step closer to a major investment in America’s public lands

“We’re a step closer to finally, fully funding America’s best conservation and recreation program. This bill is a big deal -- it’s $900 million a year, plus a short-term infusion of money to fix the maintenance issues that keep Americans from fully enjoying our public lands.” 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA fails to protect public health in new proposal

WASHINGTON -- Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler yesterday announced a plan for the agency to no longer consider health benefits in the cost-benefit analysis of new environmental regulations under the Clean Air Act. In the past, the EPA has found that the Clean Air Act has helped Americans avoid many thousands of premature deaths, heart attacks, and lost work and school days. 

News Release | Environment America

STATEMENT: Trump decision to strip protections from New England’s Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument is totally misguided

The last thing we need is to remove protections from one of the few marine habitats that is currently protected from direct human impacts. The centuries-old coral and the endangered whales, dolphins and other ocean life protected by this monument are fragile and irreplaceable. To allow commercial fishing in this vital marine monument would put so many remarkable species at further risk.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA continues environmental rollbacks during COVID-19 pandemic

The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) weakened states’ legal authority to protect their waterways from pipelines and other polluting projects in a rulemaking announced Monday. Specifically, the new rule targets Section 401 of the Clean Water Act.

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