Tuesday 21 May 2019
Executive Order is a clear move to benefit major oil and gas companies and expedite controversial infrastructure against the wishes of states. President Trump released an Executive Order last week that seeks to restrict every state’s authority under the Clean Water Act. This authority allows state regulators to assess…
Waterkeepers Chesapeake comments on rule support a broad, science-based definition of the waters of the U.S. and urges EPA to strengthen the rule to ensure full protection of the nation’s waters.   The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed a new rule that slashes Clean Water Act protections…
(Washington, D.C.)– President Trump’s executive order, issued today, changes the existing Clean Water Act’s 401 Water Quality Certification process that gives states the power to protect their waterways from federally licensed projects that could affect water quality.  Betsy Nicholas, executive director of Waterkeepers Chesapeake, released the following statement on…
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