The Izaak Walton League has always been a staunch defender of clean water in America. Repeal of the Clean Water Rule, which protects small streams and wetlands across the country, could be disastrous for our drinking water supplies, hunting and angling heritage, and $887 billion annual outdoor recreation economy. That’s why the League and NINETY-TWO (92) of our chapters and divisions joined sportsmen’s and conservation groups from across the country in urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) not to repeal the Clean Water Rule. (You can read our letter on the League website.)
Now that the comment period on the proposal to repeal the Clean Water Rule has ended, EPA is hosting a series of listening sessions and public meetings via teleconference to gather input before drafting a replacement for the Clean Water Rule. IWLA Clean Water Program Director Danielle Donkersloot will represent the League during EPA’s meeting with conservation groups on October 3. You can view the full list of meetings and sign up to attend one or all of the listening sessions on the EPA website. The League expects that EPA and the Corps will unveil their proposed rule in early 2018.