Clean Water Act

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

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

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

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

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The Saga Continues: The Sacketts, the Lawsuit, and the Clean Water Act

This blog is the first in a three-part series. Here are the second and third parts. In 2004 an Idaho couple, Chantell and Mike Sackett, purchased a plot of land, … Read more

Clean Water Under Threat at Supreme Court

On October 3, 2022, the Supreme Court will hear a case that could remove longstanding protections for roughly half the nation’s streams and wetlands. Sackett v. EPA — an already … Read more

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The Environmental Justice for All Act: To the Republic for Which it Stands

The Pledge of Allegiance asks that citizens pay tribute to the American flag, a symbol of “the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for … Read more

The Clean Water Act – Protecting Our Nation’s Waters for 49 Years

Before the Clean Water Act, our nation’s waters were in trouble. We were losing nearly half a million acres of wetlands annually. Lake Erie was considered functionally dead, thanks to … Read more

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Four Ways the Biden Administration Can Prioritize Wildlife Starting on Day One

With over one-third of America’s wildlife species at increased risk of extinction and the threat of climate change drawing nearer, President-elect Joe Biden doesn’t have a moment to waste when … Read more

Great blue heron at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge

Three Cheers for 50 Years: Celebrating the EPA’s Dedication to Health and the Environment

The mid twentieth century brought about a change in the American mindset. Scientists like Rachel Carson and Margaret Murie began to sound the alarm about the dangers of synthetic pesticides, … Read more

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Confronting the “Forever Chemical”

Michigan residents and the National Wildlife Federation’s advocacy scored a major win in July, with the announcement of new regulations limiting harmful chemicals in drinking water. The new rules limit … Read more

New Rule Takes Aim at State and Tribal Rights to Protect Clean Water

The Trump Administration has spent nearly four years trying to dismantle the Clean Water Act. In the middle of a global pandemic – where access to clean water is more … Read more