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Our country’s lakes, rivers and streams give life to ecosystems and people alike from coast to coast. Now it’s time we protect them as the life-giving resources they are.

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Groups urge EPA and Army Corps to restore nation’s clean water protections

Clean water

Groups urge EPA and Army Corps to restore nation’s clean water protections

Environment America Research & Policy Center’s Clean Water Network delivered support from nearly 100 groups Monday to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers urging federal policymakers to officiallyrescind the Trump administration's Navigable Waters Protection Rule (also known as the ‘Dirty Water Rule’) and restore protections for our nation’s waterways. In addition, Environment America Research & Policy Center and Environmental Action submitted 18,316 comments from their individual members on this issue.

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Statement: Department of Interior delivers win for wild spaces by canceling leases near Boundary Waters wilderness

Wildlife & wild places

Statement: Department of Interior delivers win for wild spaces by canceling leases near Boundary Waters wilderness

The Biden administration has canceled two leases for hardrock mining next to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota. This reverses a 2019 Trump administration decision to renew leases for Antofagasta’s Twin Metals copper and nickel project. The Department of the Interior determined the leases had been “improperly renewed.” 

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