- Friday, 28 July 2017 12:04
The Trump administration launched its assault on our clean water and drinking water protections with a proposed repeal of the Clean Water Rule. A lengthy, deliberate, and inclusive process led to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, a rule protective of vital waterways and based in sound law and sound science. By comparison, the Administration’s scheme to repeal and eviscerate the 2015 Clean Water Rule has been hasty and haphazard, ignoring the strong legal and scientific basis for the Rule, disrespecting its broad public support, and providing little opportunity for the many clean water stakeholders to voice their interest in inclusive Clean Water Act coverage to protect the nation’s waters.
This proposed rulemaking contradicts the law and science that is the foundation for the Clean Water Act successes of the past 40 years, will remove Clean Water Act protections for millions of wetland acres and stream miles, and will cripple federal and state clean water initiatives for the foreseeable future. This rulemaking ignores the robust record in support of the Clean Water Rule, and intentionally limits the opportunity for affected communities to express their views about this proposal.
We oppose this heartless scheme to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule and to gut the protections that have prevented reckless pollution of the nation's waterways for decades. The repeal will mean more pollution to the lakes and streams we rely on for drinking water supply or for fishing and swimming, and a green light for the rampant destruction of wetlands that prevent dangerous flooding. We urge the Administration to withdraw its proposal immediately. If the agencies decide to consider any potential revisions to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, they must engage in a thoughtful, inclusive, science-based, and legally sound process for doing so.
Make your voice heard! The Clean Water Rule was published in the Federal Register. Comments must be submitted to the docket by September 27, 2017.
Repeal of Clean Water Rule: What’s At Stake, SELC, June 2017
Putting Drinking Water First: Restoring Clean Water Act Protections to Streams and Wetlands, Clean Water Action, Spring 2017
We All Live Downstream, National Wildlife Federation, March 2017
New Attempt to Muddy Clean Water Protections, National Wildlife Federation, June 2017
Clean Water for All Campaign, http://protectcleanwater.org
Hashtags: #DefendWater #ProtectCleanWater #DirtyWaterRule
- Thursday, 20 July 2017 16:27
- Thursday, 20 July 2017 16:09
From Hancock to the Bay, Maryland citizens are rising up to resist pipelines in their communities. This summer in Maryland, we’ll be camping out to protect our water and STOP TransCanada from building a fracked-gas pipeline underneath the Potomac River and C&O Canal.
On August 11th at 1:00pm join Maryland legislators, CCAN, Upper Potomac Riverkeeper, Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch, Waterkeepers Chesapeake and concerned citizens for a press conference and kayak action against the Potomac Pipeline. We'll be gathering at Taylor's Landing on the C&O Canal Towpath, near Sharpsburg, MD.
Together, we'll say NO to TransCanada's proposed fracked-gas pipeline under the Potomac!
This summer, we are forming a resistance to stop the pipeline under the Potomac. We will do this by staging camp outs along the C & O Canal throughout the summer to draw attention to the many groups, concerned citizens, and elected officials who are opposed to endangering the drinking water of millions for a pipeline that wouldn’t even benefit Maryland citizens. We’ll be calling on Governor Hogan to deny the permit that would allow TransCanada to drill under the Potomac in Maryland.
Call Governor Hogan today and leave a voicemail asking him to reject the pipeline!
SAY: Hi my name is _____ and I am calling as a constituent [a Potomac River and national park user] to ask Governor Hogan to reject the pipeline under the Potomac. Thank you!
Governor Hogan has the authority to stop this pipeline. He can direct the Department of the Environment to deny a special water quality certification under the Clean Water Act. Please take a minute right now to send an email to Governor Larry Hogan to tell him to reject the Eastern Panhandle Expansion project!
Follow along on social media at #NoPotomacPipeline & #NoPPL
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