Izaak Walton League: Protecting Clean Water

Protecting Clean Water

More than a decade of uncertainty came to an end on May 27, 2015, when the Obama Administration issued a rule clarifying which waters of the United States are protected under the Clean Water Act. 

Sportsmen need clean water to ensure healthy fish and wildlife populations. Farmers need clean water for livestock and crops. And every American needs clean water to drink, swim in, boat on, and enjoy. The clean water rule will restore protections for small streams and wetlands that were eliminated due to confusing Supreme Court decisions and agency rules.

Read more about the Clean Water Rule:

Stream Science: EPA issued a report synthesizing the findings of more than 1,000 peer-reviewed articles and studies about the connections between streams, rivers, wetlands, and other waters. The report encapsulates well-established facts about the interconnected system of waters, including how activities in upstream waters affect water quality downstream, and puts science back in the forefront of decisions about the waters that are and should be protected by the Clean Water Act.

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