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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Lawsuit Challenges New NEPA Regulations that Shield CAFOs from Environmental Review

Extreme changes to the regulations have widespread consequences for animals, surrounding communities, and the environment. Contact: Mike Andrade-Heymsfield, media@aldf.org, 707-364-8387 ...
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Federal Government Uses COVID-19 Health Crisis to Give Polluters a Free Pass

Federal Government Uses COVID-19 Health Crisis to Give Polluters a Free Pass

As the EPA retreats on enforcement, our Waterkeepers will be called on to step in to protect the public The ...
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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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