Clean Water Act

New Freshwater Challenge to Restore and Protect Our Waters

During Earth Week, the White House announced a bold new national goal to protect, restore, and reconnect eight million acres of wetlands and 100,000 miles of our nation’s rivers and … Read more

New Wetlands Report Shows Accelerating Losses

On Friday, March 22 – World Water Day – the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a new report, entitled Status and Trends of Wetlands in the Coterminous United States … Read more

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For Clean Water and Flood Protection, We Need to Protect Wetlands and Streams

In November, the Fifth National Climate Assessment was issued and it has more troubling news for our nation’s waters. The Assessment concludes that “[c]limate change will continue to cause profound … Read more

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The Clean Water Act is 51 years old and today more than ever it is urgent to defend it

The U.S. Congress and state officials must act quickly to prevent the Supreme Court’s ruling in Sackett v. EPA from having irreversible consequences. Last May, the high court eliminated federal … Read more

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La Ley de Agua Limpia cumple 51 años y hoy más que nunca es urgente defenderla

El Congreso de los Estados Unidos de América y los funcionarios estatales, deben actuar con rapidez para prevenir que el fallo de la Corte Suprema en el caso Sackett v. … Read more

Supreme Court Delivers Blow to Clean Water Nationwide

On May 25, 2023, the Supreme Court issued a devastating decision that represents the greatest threat to the nation’s clean water in half a century. The case, Sackett v. EPA, … Read more

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We Need WOTUS

This blog is the fifth in a six-part series. Here are the first, second, third, and fourth parts. Waters of the United States (WOTUS) are bodies of water protected by … Read more

Why Water?

This blog is the fourth in a six-part series. Here are the first, second, third, and fifth parts. Water is essential to continuing to foster a healthy, safe, and productive … Read more

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Continuing Sackett v. EPA into 2023 and the Potential Impact on Environmental Justice

This blog is the third in a six-part series. Here are the first, second, fourth, and fifth parts. Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency challenges both the authority and the integrity … Read more

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Clean water is a public right, but it is also…

This blog is the second in a six-part series. Here are the first, third, fourth, and fifth parts. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) held opening arguments on … Read more