Add Your Voice to Protect Clean Water
Oppose any changes to the Clean Water Act that would harm our nation’s rivers and waterways
The Environmental Protection Agency is attempting to rollback important protections for our rivers and creeks by changing the definition of “waters of the United States”. If enacted, this change would strip protections from critical waterways including ephemeral streams, wetlands, and any part of a river that does not flow continuously.
Removing protections from these streams and wetlands is bad public policy that threatens human health and the environment. Small streams and wetlands protect downstream drinking water quality, provide habitat, and ensure ecosystem health. They are also sources of backcountry water supplies for hikers and backpackers.