New Proposed Rules for Clean Water Act

I received this information over the weekend.
Last month, the Obama administration proposed a new rule to clarify which wetlands and streams in the U.S. are covered under the Clean Water Act.

One in three American’s gets their drinking water from public systems that rely on seasonal, rain-dependent and headwater streams. Most of these waters are at risk of pollution due to confusing Supreme Court rulings and unclear agency guidance. This proposal will provide clarity and the protections needed to ensure these waters are safe and healthy for everyone.

The proposals is also supported by the latest peer-reviewed science, including a draft scientific assessment by EPA, which presents a review and synthesis of more than 1,000 pieces of scientific literature.

[1] “Waters of the United States,” United States Environmental Protection Agency. Accessed 24 April 2014.

[2] Snider, Annie, “Water Policy: Major Obama porposal doesn’t change ag rules — so why are farm groups so worried?” E&E Publishing LLC. 17 April 2914.

This could be helpful.


2 thoughts on “New Proposed Rules for Clean Water Act

  1. Thank you for the comment. We need more and more citizens to be involved due to the fact that our agencies are “captured” by corporate interests.

  2. Thanks for posting actions to take on the CWA, one of the only laws that protect our diminishing water resources.

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