Tell the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers:
No "Dirty Water Rule"!
Our water is at risk! The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers have an open comment period until April 15th on a weakened version of the 2015 Clean Water Rule. If this "Dirty Water Rule" is approved, it would make it easy for polluters and developers to compromise the waterways we rely on for drinking water, wildlife habitat, and flood control.
The "Dirty Water Rule" would remove Clean Water Act protections for at least half the country's wetlands, which provide critical water filtration, wildlife habitat, and flood control; and remove protections for seasonal streams that often are not even mapped in wetter areas of the country.
The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers are also asking for public comment on excluding intermittent streams in addition to seasonal streams, leaving open the possibility of also omitting these streams in the final version of the rule. Collectively, these two stream types provide drinking water for an estimated 117 million Americans!
Send a comment NOW to stand in defense of common sense protections for wetlands that filter pollution and sources of drinking water. Clean water is a human right, and we must demand that the water coming out of our taps is safe for our families to drink.
Thank you for submitting a comment to the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers expressing your opposition to the "Dirty Water Rule". Together, we can raise our voices and make a difference!
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