Protect New York's streams and wetlands


Emergent Marsh

The Trump Administration has finalized an unprecedented rollback of Clean Water Act protections for small, seasonal or precipitation-fed streams and freshwater wetlands that are vital to protecting water quality and drinking water across the United States and New York. A disasterous replacement rule came into effect in April and confirms our worst fears, which is why we need New York to act.  

State legislators are considering two bills to strengthen clean water protections for New York’s freshwater wetlands and streams as the Trump Administration undercuts federal protections for them.

Wetlands and streams are critical to the health of rivers and lakes, but now they’re imperiled due to federal cuts to environmental enforcement and rollbacks of the Clean Water Act.

You can make a difference by urging your New York State legislators to support two bills to protect streams and freshwater wetlands across the Empire State.


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