It makes sense that what happens upstream affects those downstream. Headwater streams and wetlands are vital parts of our water infrastructure and they’re connected to larger rivers. They are the backbone of healthy communities and a robust economy, and they should be provided the same protections as larger waterways.
However, the Trump Administration wants to get rid of protections for small streams and wetlands. At the President’s direction, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have proposed to repeal safeguards for water bodies that contribute to the drinking water for more than 1 in 3 Americans, filter pollutants, absorb floodwaters, and provide habitat for wildlife across the nation. We cannot let this happen! Please submit a comment to the EPA and Corps today, and tell them that you reject their “Dirty Water Rule”.
The Clean Water Rule was finalized by the Obama Administration’s EPA in 2015 and polluters have been working to get rid of it ever since. If the polluters succeed, they will put the drinking water sources for more than 117 million American’s at risk, along with millions of acres of wetlands and thousands of stream miles across the country.
We cannot let the Trump Administration throw out protections for streams and wetlands. Send a message to the EPA and Corps today. Tell them we need to strengthen, not weaken safeguards for clean water.