Prevent the Trump Administration from Repealing the 2015 Clean Water Rule!
Sign the Petition at Protect Southern Water

 

Our water is at risk, and we have to act now.

In 2015 the Obama administration finalized commonsense protections for streams and wetlands across the country. These safeguards protected the small streams that feed the drinking water sources for nearly 1 in 3 Americans. They protected wetlands throughout the nation that filter pollutants from water, absorb floodwaters, and provide habitat for countless wildlife. It was a no-brainer supported by millions of Americans and backed by science. It was a huge victory for our water.

But that is all at risk now. 

The Trump administration wants to roll back these protections which will put all of those water bodies at risk. We can’t let that happen. Make your voice heard – send a message to EPA today. Tell Administrator Scott Pruitt: Hands off our water.

  • Clean water is fundamental to our health and way of life. We must continue to protect the lakes, rivers, and streams where we swim, fish, and get drinking water.
  • Every day, our families count on clean water for drinking, cooking, and bathing. Our local businesses – from our local farms, breweries, and restaurants to fishing, hunting, and outdoor outfitters – depend on clean water.
  • If we don’t keep our small streams and other waterways clean, the water downstream that most of us drink and use in our daily lives will be at risk. We all know water and pollution flow downstream, even if Washington lobbyists pretend otherwise.
  • Allowing pollution into water upstream spells trouble for everyone downstream. Pollution dumped by industry will flow into our rivers and lakes, and across state lines, contaminating waters used by families and communities for drinking, bathing and fishing. The best way to protect clean water is to stop harmful pollution at its source, before it reaches our waterways.
  • Dumping unlimited pollution into our groundwater, rivers, and lakes of any kind is dangerous and irresponsible. 
  • The Clean Water Act is one of our longest-standing environmental laws and sets basic limits on industrial pollution of streams, rivers and lakes [and wetlands] – guaranteeing all Americans have clean water.
  • At the bidding of industry and politicians, politicians in Washington, DC, are rewriting our water laws to protect big polluters instead of our communities and families.
  • This move would allow more pollution into our rivers, lakes, and the drinking water sources that our families and communities use every day.
  • When polluters regulate themselves, our families and communities are at risk. We need basic clean water protections to prevent harmful pollution and protect the water we drink and depend on.
  • The Clean Water Act provides the legal backbone for state and local environmental agencies to keep our waters free of unlawful and unlimited pollution.

 For more information on the Clean Water Rule and implications of its repeal, click here.