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

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.

Victories for clean water are rare in Washington, D.C., these days, so this is one to savor.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Time to “Get the Lead Out” of water across the United States

Health experts estimate that 24 million children are at risk of losing IQ points from even low levels of lead exposure. After widespread lead contamination was found in schools’ drinking water, Environment America Research & Policy Center released a new toolkit to help “Get the Lead Out.” The information in this toolkit can help parents, teachers and schools protect students  during the Centers for Disease Control’s “National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week” and throughout the year.

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.

They're used in products from non-stick pans to water-resistant clothing—and now these toxic chemicals are showing up in our drinking water.

On Sept. 10, California took a big step toward the bright side of history.

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