The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reconsidering which streams and wetlands are protected by the Clean Water Act. After repealing the 2015 Clean Water Rule (which the League had spent a decade working to enact), EPA is now considering what will replace it. The agency has been directed to consider basing protections on former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s minority opinion from 2006 that would leave 60 percent of U.S. stream miles and 20 million acres of wetlands vulnerable to pollution.
Urge EPA to adopt strong protections for streams and wetlands! Comment period closes November 28.