AMC Calls on the EPA Not to Rollback Clean Water Protections
In August, we let you know that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was proposing to change the 2015 Waters of the United States regulations to protect smaller streams and wetlands, known as the WOTUS rule. Despite an overwhelming response supporting the rule, the EPA is moving forward with rolling back these important protections. The EPA is accepting comments on their proposal through November 28, 2017.
Tell the EPA to protect water quality today!
We have prepared the following sample comments to get you started:
I am opposed to the proposed replacement of the Clean Water Rule. Replacing this vital safeguard with a less protective rule will put our health and communities throughout the nation at risk. I strongly urge you to reconsider your position and drop the repeal and replacement of the Clean Water Rule.
The streams and wetlands protected by the Clean Water Rule are essential to drinking water, small businesses, and our communities. Gutting these protections will put the drinking water sources for more than 117 million of us at risk.
The Clean Water Act has a bold goal of making our waters swimmable, fishable, and drinkable. Replacing the Clean Water Rule with a less protective rule will make it much more difficult to achieve that goal.
Learn more about the Waters of the United States rule:
Will is AMC's Mid-Atlantic Policy Manager in our Bethlehem, PA office. He works on federal & state open space funding, energy development, clean air and water policies, and represents AMC in our Mid-Atlantic Highlands conservation efforts. He holds degrees from University of Virginia and University of Michigan and is a lifelong fly fisherman.