Action Alert: Save the Clean Water Rule!


The Trump Administration is gutting protections for streams, wetlands, and drinking water. We can’t let this happen. Send a message to the EPA today and tell Administrator Scott Pruitt to keep his hands off of our water!

We only have 30 days to stop this dangerous decision and defend our water. Take action now! The comment period ends August 28th September 27th!

The Clean Water Rule was finalized by Obama’s EPA in 2015. Polluters have tried to kill it ever since and now the Trump Administration is helping them. If they succeed, they will put the drinking water sources for more than 117 million Americans at risk, along with 20 million acres of wetlands that protect communities by filtering pollution and more than half of the stream miles across the country. These are the headwaters of our small rivers and mighty watersheds, and they provide essential habitat for birds and animals. They work hard to filter and protect our drinking water– 67% of Marylanders, and 28% of Virginians, rely on small streams protected by the Clean Water Rule for the water they drink!

These streams and wetlands are vital parts of our water infrastructure. They are the backbone of healthy ecosystems, healthy communities, and a robust economy. We can’t let the Trump Administration gut their protections. Send a message now to Administrator Pruitt below. Tell him that we need to strengthen, not weaken safeguards for clean water.

Use the form below to take action right now, before time runs out. As of August 17th, you will be joining 72 other ANSers and over 17,000 other Americans who have submitted comments to the EPA about the Clean Water Rule.

You can find more information on the Clean Water Rule, its history, and the implications of its repeal here: http://protectcleanwater.org/

About Eliza Cava

Eliza Cava is the ANS Director of Conservation, where she leads our MD & DC policy, advocacy, and conservation outreach work, supervises our citizen science programs and VA advocacy work, and supports Woodend restoration as a demonstration landscape for the region.

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3 Comments

  1. The health of the country and economy depend on clean unpolluted water.

  2. I agree with pulling back of the over regulation by the EPA but would like to see protection of true rivers and watersheds that feed our drinking water kept in place. Regulations must be for the purpose of keeping the streams clean not used to persecute ones enemies,

    • Do you have examples of the over regulation you mention? I used to work for EPA (mobile sources), and the main issue as far as I could see it was industry’s gaming of the rules. Recent examples are the games played by VW and others in defeating the emissions test procedure and violating the emission standards for cars.

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