EPA announces rules to protect clean water

By | John Rumpler
Senior Attorney

More than 40 years ago, Congress passed the Clean Water Act with a clear goal of making all of our rivers, lakes, streams, and other waters clean. Most Americans would be appalled to learn that a set of Supreme Court decisions created an open question as to whether thousands of our streams and wetlands across the country remain protected by the Act.

Why local bag bans are needed

By | Dan Jacobson
Legislative Director, Environment California

Last Tuesday the city of Santa Cruz became the 50th city in California to live plastic bag free. I am really excited about local bans for 3 reasons.

Where Are the Clean Water Rules?

By | Shelley Vinyard
Regional Program Director

Across the country, 60 percent of our streams, 117 million Americans’ drinking water, and 20 million acres of wetlands lack adequate protection from pollution. President Obama took a step toward fixing this last year by proposing new guidelines to restore these protections, and we have played a huge role in making this happened. But the protections have not been finalized yet.

Protecting America’s Waterways: Good Policy, Good Politics

By | Shelley Vinyard
Regional Program Director

From the Chesapeake Bay and the Great Lakes to the Colorado River and all the smaller rivers, lakes and streams in between, America’s waterways are incredibly popular, irreplaceable treasures. Furthermore, protecting our water from pollution consistently polls as one of the most important environmental issues in America.

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