Clean Water Act

Bighorn sheep photo by Tim Rains (NPS)

Will Congress Leave Wildlife Out to Dry this Year?

In our own lives, the new year often comes with a to-do list. Whether it’s filing financial paperwork or setting goals for the year ahead like going to the gym …

Clean Water Act Turns 45 – Let’s Keep It Strong

October is the month for scary stories, so here goes. Once upon a time, there were no federal standards to protect water quality in our rivers, streams, bays, and lakes. …

EPA: Hear Our Voices, Protect Clean Water

We all deserve clean water, be it for drinking, swimming, or fishing. However, the Trump Administration is on a path to roll back Clean Water Act protections that have safeguarded …

RECAP: 2017 PGM ONE Summit

Last month, my fellow National Wildlife Federation Mid-Atlantic Center colleague and Choose Clean Water Coalition Director Chanté Coleman and I had the pleasure of visiting Berkeley, California for the 2017 …

Three Years Since the Toledo Drinking Water Crisis

August 2, 2017 marks the three-year anniversary since residents of Toledo awoke unable to drink their water due to toxins from a harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. The harmful …

New Attack on Clean Water & Democratic Processes

Everyone wants clean water for drinking, fishing, and swimming. People also deserve a say in their government’s actions. Right now though, threats are brewing for both our clean water and …

river otter pair

New Attempt to Muddy Clean Water Protections

The Trump Administration has just begun a two-step plan to remove protections from waters that have been safeguarded by the Clean Water Act for more than 40 years. In a …

Otters. Phot Credit: Pixabay

EPA: Hear Our Voices, Protect Our Environmental Safeguards

Although you may not think about this every day, federal protections are what keep us safe. Environmental and public health safeguards prevent rivers like the Cuyahoga from catching on fire, …

We All Live Downstream

President Trump has said that he wants the nation to have “crystal clear water,” and it would be hard to find anyone who would disagree with that. However, last week, …

City of Flint Needs Our Help

Amidst this Congressional inaction, the federal emergency declaration authorizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide resources and support for Flint expires on August 14, 2016. This means the state …

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