News Release | Environment America

EPA Proposes Biggest Step for Clean Water in a Decade

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, in the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that leave more than half of America’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution and development. 

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EPA takes steps to Protect Bristol Bay from Copper Mining

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency initiated a process under the Clean Water Act to identify appropriate options to protect the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska from the potentially destructive impacts of the proposed Pebble Mine. Anna Aurilio, director of Environment America’s D.C. office, issued the following statement in response:

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107 Farmers, 87 Academics, 89 Members of Congress to EPA: Protect America’s Waterways

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Environment America released letters signed by 107 farmers, 87 academics and 89 members of the House of Representatives,  all calling on the Obama administration to protect America’s waterways by closing loopholes in the Clean Water Act. The loopholes leave 20 million acres of wetlands and more than half the nation’s streams at risk of unchecked pollution. 

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EPA, Army Corps Report Shows Economic Benefits of Fixing Clean Water Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A study conducted by the Obama administration shows that protecting our waterways has massive economic benefits in addition to the known environmental benefits. The economic analysis was authored by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers, the lead agencies involved in implementing and enforcing the Clean Water Act. 

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Citizens, Scientists and Farmers Call on EPA to Follow Sound Science, Protect America’s Waterways

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in an effort to increase protections for America’s waterways, Environment America staff and activists delivered comments from 29,000 Americans from across the country to the Environmental Protection Agency. The comments support the EPA’s report, Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters, which makes the scientific case for the EPA to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that leave more than half of America’s streams and 20 million acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution.

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