Urge EPA to Protect Clean Water!
The Izaak Walton League has always been a staunch defender of clean water in America. Repealing the Clean Water Rule protecting streams and wetlands could be disastrous for our drinking water, hunting and angling heritage, and $887 billion outdoor recreation economy.
Read the background information on this important issue.
Urge EPA to protect the Clean Water Rule now! To start, go to regulations.gov and click on the "Comment Now" button located in the upper right hand side of the page.
Copy the draft letter or type in your own comments in support of the Clean Water Rule. Please include your name in the comments (there's no name field in the online comment form). Click "Continue" and you can preview your comments, then click "Submit Comment." Comments are due no later than September 27.
Trump Administration Puts America’s Waters at Risk
On February 28, 2017, the Trump Administration issued an Executive Order to rescind or revise the Clean Water Rule. This president directed the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to consider defining waters protected by the Clean Water Act based on an extreme minority opinion from the Supreme Court. Under this opinion, the Clean Water Act would not protect small streams, such as headwaters, unless they flow continuously. Moreover, it would also deny protection for many wetlands – including prairie potholes critical to migratory waterfowl and other wildlife – that lack a continuous surface connection to larger waters.
To protect our nation’s drinking water resources and economy, revisions to the Clean Water Rule must not rely on Justice Scalia’s opinion to define waters protected by the Clean Water Act.