News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA seeks to legalize pollution via groundwater

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new interpretation of the Clean Water Act on Monday that fails to protect against pollution that passes through groundwater before reaching our waterways. The EPA is grossly misinterpreting the Clean Water Act and putting our waters at risk by opening loopholes for pollution. This change would leave the public vulnerable to toxic pollution, as our current lawsuit in Massachusetts demonstrates.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Public overwhelmingly opposes Dirty Water Rule

The comment period for the Dirty Water Rule closes today, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin considering that public input on its replacement for the Clean Water Rule. Americans care deeply about protecting clean water and have spoken loud and clear against this proposal to let polluters contaminate our waterways without repercussions. The EPA would be wise to listen to the overwhelming public opposition and withdraw its reckless Dirty Water Rule.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA faces Dirty Water Rule backlash at public hearing

In Kansas City, Kansas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold the first and only public hearing today for the Dirty Water Rule—the proposed replacement to the 2015 Clean Water Rule. This is an unprecedented assault on clean water, and Americans won’t stand for it. As EPA works to open our waters to polluters, today’s public backlash is well-deserved.

News Release | Environment America

Clock starts on Dirty Water Rule 60-day comment period

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will publish its proposed replacement for the Clean Water Rule in the Federal Register on Feb. 14, initiating the 60-day public comment period. Considering the Dirty Water Rule would strip federal protections from thousands of waterways across the country, the EPA is giving Americans an astonishingly brief opportunity to speak out on the most sweeping attack on clean water in recent memory.

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Environment America praises U.S. Senate for passing clean environmental spending bill, encourages conference committee to keep out anti-environmental provisions

Today, the U.S. Senate passed the fiscal year 2019 Interior-Environment Appropriations bill, a spending bill that rejects anti-environmental policy provisions and cuts to environmental programs.

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Environment America statement on Andrew Wheeler’s initial appearance as interim chief of the Environmental Protection Agency

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler made his first appearance on Capitol Hill in his current position.

News Release | Environment America

Anti-environmental spending bill passes House; Senate urged to reject it

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the fiscal year 2019 Interior-Environment Appropriations bill, H.R. 6147, loaded with anti-environmental policy riders. Christy Leavitt, Environment America’s environmental defense campaign director, issued the following statement:

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Environment America statement on the resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

President Donald Trump announced today via Twitter that he has accepted the resignation of embattled Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. In response, Christy Leavitt, the senior director of Environment America’s Campaign to Defend Our Environment released this statement:

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Endangering human health and the planet: Environment America gives President Trump a citizen citation

Today, Americans are rallying at the White House to deliver a citizen citation to President Donald Trump for rolling back fuel economy standards that are working to protect human health and the environment. Despite the many dangers of rolling back these standards, from global warming to negative public health effects, the Trump administration is once again going the wrong way on clean cars.

News Release | Environment America

Scott Pruitt's EPA Fails to Protect Our Environment

Americans deserve clean water, clean air and an Environmental Protection Agency that cares about human health and the environment. That's why the EPA was created by a Republican administration that recognized that "conservation" is by its nature "conservative." The evidence is clear:  we do not have that awareness in an EPA run by Scott Pruitt.

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