27 Jul '17, 3pm

Trump Administration today formally proposed withdrawing the Clean Water Rule, our statement:

Trump Administration Formally Proposes Withdrawal of Clean Water Rule July 27, 2017 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Washington, DC – The Trump Administration today formally proposed withdrawing the Clean Water Rule, which protects the drinking water sources for one in three Americans. The inclusion of the proposal in the Federal Register triggers a 30-day public comment period. “This administration is showing a blatant disregard for the rivers and streams that are vital to our communities and economy, and the health of millions of Americans,” said Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers. The Clean Water Rule clarifies which streams and wetlands are protected by the Clean Water Act, and which are not. Over a decade ago, two U.S. Supreme Court decisions raised questions over which of the nation’s waters are subject to federal protection under the Clean Water Act, and this c...

Full article: https://www.americanrivers.org/conservation-resource/trum...

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