News Release | Environment America

EPA “Dirty Water Rule” would drastically roll back pollution safeguards

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveils its proposed replacement for the Clean Water Rule. The new rule would drastically roll back Clean Water Act protections from vast networks of streams and wetlands across the country.

News Release | Environment America

Congress announces deal on “clean” Farm Bill

Today, after months of negotiation, the U.S. House and Senate released details of a deal they reached last week on the Farm Bill. The new, reconciled Farm Bill more closely resembles the bipartisan bill that passed the Senate in June, free from the anti-environmental provisions included in the House bill. Bart Johnsen-Harris, clean water advocate for Environment America, issued the following statement:

News Release | Environment America

Details leak on EPA plan to roll back federal clean water protections

Today, details leaked about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed replacement for the Clean Water Rule. The new “Dirty Water Rule” would replace the landmark 2015 environmental protection regulation, jeopardizing sources of drinking water for one in three Americans that the Clean Water Rule protected.

News Release | Environment America

Congress passes new provisions to safeguard drinking water and curb sewage overflows

Today, in a 99-1 vote, the U.S. Senate passed America’s Water Infrastructure Act (S. 3021), which includes provisions to protect drinking water and stop sewage overflows.

The Delaware River Watershed: New Interactive Pollution Map

By | John Rumpler
Senior Director, Clean Water for America Campaign and Senior Attorney

The Delaware River watershed is a vital source of clean water for drinking, wildlife, and recreation. Its waterways also face a variety of threats – from day-to-day challenges such as polluted runoff and industrial waste, to rare but catastrophic events such as oil spills.

News Release | Environment America

As Senate holds first hearing on PFAS, groups demand action to protect drinking water

In the wake of widespread contamination of drinking water, today Environment America and its allies are urging the federal government to take strong action, as the U.S. Senate holds its first-ever hearing on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS.

News Release | Environment America

Congress passes budget bill free of dirty water riders

Today, the U.S. House approved a finalized Energy and Water “minibus” spending package retaining protections for clean water, clean air, and a healthy environment. This was the first spending package that Congress has successfully negotiated and finalized for FY19.

News Release | Environment America

Congress holds new hearing on PFAS contamination

This morning, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment will hold the first congressional hearing on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that have been contaminating drinking water in communities across the country.

News Release | Environment America

Congress convenes for Farm Bill conference

This morning, U.S. senators and representatives will try to reconcile their respective versions of the Farm Bill. Bart Johnsen-Harris, Clean Water Advocate for Environment America, issued the following statement:

News Release | Environment America

Federal Court Rejects the Administration’s Suspension of the Clean Water Rule

Today, a federal court in South Carolina invalidated the Trump administration’s attempt to delay the effective date of the Clean Water Rule by two years.  The Clean Water Rule helps protect drinking water sources for 117 million Americans, as well as thousands of wetlands. Today’s court decision means that the Clean Water Rule is once again law of the land in all 26 states where temporary injunctions from other litigation are not in effect.

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