Our waterways are in trouble. A new policy from the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers will drastically weaken the Clean Water Act, harming public health, ecosystems, and the economy. The regulation has been branded by the Trump administration as the “Navigable Waters Protection Rule,” but it definitely won’t protect our nation’s water. Congress must act to stop the implementation of this rule by passing the Clean Water for All Act (H.R.6745).
The rule narrows the definition of “waters of the United States,” which are the waters the Clean Water Act authorizes the federal government to protect. The changes to the rule will mean vital protections will be stripped from millions of miles and acres of rivers, streams, lakes, and wetlands
Companies and municipalities could dump toxic and radioactive chemicals and sewage directly into newly unprotected waterways with impunity. Unprotected waterways can be dredged and filled, killing wildlife and fish. Worse—waterways are interconnected with each other and pollution flows downstream, meaning that pollution could spread to any connected way, crossing state lines and causing widespread pollution in our drinking water, fisheries, and recreational waters.
This new rule is an unacceptable departure from 50 years of established law and science. It primarily benefits polluting industries such as developers, fossil fuel and mining companies and industrial agriculture, at the expense of our nation’s water quality and public health.
Please help protect New York’s water. Contact your Members of Congress today and urge them to stop this new rule from taking effect through the passage of the Clean Water for All Act (H.R.6745).
Tell Congress: Don't let EPA & Army Corps weaken the Clean Water Act!
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