Federal Regulatory Rollbacks

Under the Trump administration the need to fight regulatory rollbacks at the federal level has reached a new level of urgency. Waterkeepers Chesapeake and our members have always responded to new clean water and environmental laws and regulations on the federal level. But now we have made this a high priority during this era of attacks on the Clean Water Act and other environmental laws and erosion of transparency and public participation. There has been a clear takeover by polluting industries of the agencies that are supposed to be protecting our health, environment and communities.

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Maryland Pushes Back Against EPA’s Attempt to Take Away States’ Rights

Maryland Pushes Back Against EPA’s Attempt to Take Away States’ Rights

By Aaron Zoellick, WKC Legal Intern Long before President Trump was inaugurated, it was clear that unraveling environmental protections was ...
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Local Waterkeepers Oppose Rollback of States' Rights to Protect Water

Local Waterkeepers Oppose Rollback of States’ Rights to Protect Water

Waterkeepers Chesapeake submitted comments on behalf of our 18 Waterkeepers and 209 individuals opposing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule ...
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Waterkeepers Chesapeake Demands All Communities be Protected from Toxic Coal Ash

Waterkeepers Chesapeake Demands All Communities be Protected from Toxic Coal Ash

Waterkeepers Chesapeake submitted comments today opposing the revisions to the definitions of “coal pile” and “beneficial use.” These revisions to EPA’s “Hazardous and ...
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