MARINE PROTECTED AREA MONITORING WITH CITIZEN SCIENCE

To All, This is a message from the California Ocean Protection Council,California Academy of Sciences, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife with opportunities for activists to engage in water protection activities. –Larry Citizen science – the involvement of non-scientists in the production of scientific knowledge – can generate biodiversity data at spatial and … Continue reading “MARINE PROTECTED AREA MONITORING WITH CITIZEN SCIENCE”

Groundwater Exchange: Information for Activists

Dear Readers, I am pleased to announce the launch of a new platform, the Groundwater Exchange, the latest website in my growing library of online resources for the water sector in the west. I hope those of you working to implement the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act will find this a useful resource. It has been … Continue reading “Groundwater Exchange: Information for Activists”

Action to Protest Trump Downgrading Clean Water for People and Fish

The future of the Clean Water Rule is in our hands The EPA wants to reduce protections for headwater streams. Stand up for clean water today! To act, send a letter by going to Trout Unlimited website. Whether you fish or just simply understand the value of clean water, there is no law more important … Continue reading “Action to Protest Trump Downgrading Clean Water for People and Fish”

Action: Sign Petition Against Dirty Water Rule

Re: Waters of the United States, No.4 and Shutdown toolkit January 15 , 2019 EPA announced its Waters of the United States replacement or “Dirty Water Rule”. The administration’s talking points indicate that the proposal would restrict which wetlands and waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act, such as excluding ephemeral streams and wetlands … Continue reading “Action: Sign Petition Against Dirty Water Rule”

Stop the Dirty Water Rule

If Trump’s Dirty Water Rule is finalized it will leave millions of acres of wetlands without clear Clean Water Act safeguards, along with streams throughout the nation. This will jeopardize the sources of drinking water and create uncertainty for the communities and businesses that rely on access to clean water and the protections that wetlands … Continue reading “Stop the Dirty Water Rule”

“Dirty Water Rule” Actions to Take

January 15 , 2019 EPA announced its Waters of the United States replacement or “Dirty Water Rule”. The administration’s talking points indicate that the proposal would restrict which wetlands and waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act, such as excluding ephemeral streams and wetlands that are not “physically and meaningfully” connected to other jurisdictional … Continue reading ““Dirty Water Rule” Actions to Take”

Challenges to Rollback of Clean Water Act Definition

This article offers some hope but many comment letters are needed from activists and organizations. Jane Rollback of clean water rules unveiled. Environmental groups and many states are expected to challenge Trump’s proposal. ACTING Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler said the proposal would not affect California, but experts disagreed, saying state agencies don’t have … Continue reading “Challenges to Rollback of Clean Water Act Definition”

Clean Water Act Under Threat

The Trump administration’s upcoming proposal will dramatically reduce the scope of streams and wetlands protected under the Clean Water Act. This radical reinterpretation of the Clean Water Act could remove federal pollution safeguards for vital water bodies like ephemeral streams and wetlands. The new Dirty Water Rule is also likely to apply the protections of … Continue reading “Clean Water Act Under Threat”

Sample Action Emails to Support Clean Water Rule

Sample action emails Newsclips for sharing on social media ● EPA to scale back WOTUS definition — document https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060108967 ● EPA’S NEW WATER RULE WILL GUT THE CLEAN WATER ACT https://theintercept.com/2018/12/07/epas-new-water-rule-will-gut-the-clean-water-act/ ● TRUMP’S ATTACK ON THE CLEAN WATER ACT WILL FUEL DESTRUCTIVE PIPELINE BOOM https://theintercept.com/2018/12/09/clean-water-act-regulations/ ● EPA to roll back protections in rewrite of Obama-era … Continue reading “Sample Action Emails to Support Clean Water Rule”