Tell the EPA: Don’t Delay to Protect Clean Water
A recent report released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows that approximately 55% of our rivers and streams are in poor biological condition. Polluted runoff is identified as one of the major sources of pollution to our rivers and streams.
In 2009, the EPA announced it intended to update its existing programs to better manage urban runoff and protect clean water. This simple step could drive the use of green infrastructure practices such as green roofs and rain gardens to help manage this. Unfortunately, the EPA continues to delay in issuing a new rule, so untreated pollution continues to run into our rivers.
The EPA needs to act. We need you to show your support for the EPA’s efforts to strengthen its stormwater programs and better protect our rivers and streams.
Send a letter to your Member of Congress expressing concern over EPA’s delays and ask them to put pressure on the EPA to move forward on these critical updates to protect clean water and public health.
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