Clean Water Act

Sneak Attack on Clean Water and Clean Air Acts

Urgent Action! Please Speak up for Wildlife Now! Help stop dangerous legislation that slashes critical funding for agencies that defend our nation’s wildlife. Call your U.S. Representative and tell them …

Another Round in the Fight for Clean Water: Court decision leaves wetlands vulnerable to development

Last week another sideways step was taken in the long struggle to clarify which waters receive Clean Water Act protections in light of recent confusing and controversial Supreme Court decisions.  …

Big Mining Exploits Clean Water Act Loopholes

The Pebble Limited Partnership is proposing to build North America’s largest open pit mine in the pristine headwaters of Bristol Bay — the source of the greatest runs of wild sockeye salmon left on earth.

A New Year’s Resolution: Protecting the Nation’s Waters for Wildlife

In this season of New Year’s resolutions, we call upon the Obama Administration to resolve  to fix the broken Clean Water Act by restoring protection to the Nation’s wetlands, lakes, …

NWF Calls DOJ Oil Disaster Lawsuit “A Key Part Of the Solution”

Today the U.S. Department of Justice sued BP and eight other companies over the Gulf oil disaster: The Obama administration’s lawsuit asks that the companies be held liable without limitation …

After Five Years and Legal Wrangling, Agency Finally Protects South Carolina Wetland

On November 1, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reasserted basic federal Clean Water Act protections for a 31-acre coastal wetland in Horry County, South Carolina, near Murrells Inlet. That’s the good news.

We’re Not As Clean As We Think We Are: The Case For Protecting All Waters

The results of a report published in Nature magazine earlier this month confirms what many of us already know: our waters are in rough shape.  According to the report, 80% …

Help Save our Nation’s Great Waters

On June 30, Senators on the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee approved a series of restoration bills that will help many of America’s Great Waters, including the Puget Sound, …

Fines, Civil Fines, and Statistics around the BP Oil Spill

Just how much oil is spewing into the Gulf of Mexico daily? Who’s gonna foot the bill? What, exactly, will they be paying for, and how much? It seems like …

New Report Shows Colorado’s Streams and Wetlands Endangered

A new report highlights threats to Colorado’s waters and wetlands under regulatory guidance resulting from two Supreme Court Cases. The report identifies five cases where the loss of Clean Water …

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