Water and Wetlands

Protecting America’s Water and Wetlands

PEER works with federal, state and local public servants to protect our rivers, lakes, wetlands, aquifers and coastal waters. We fight to ensure the federal government protects all waters and wetlands of the United States under the Clean Water Act and to ensure everyone has a safe, sufficient supply of clean water.

Waters of the United States

Fighting for Clean Water Protections »


PEERMail: Out of Sight – Not Out of Mind

Until enactment of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (also known as the Ocean Dumping Act) in October 1972, the U.S. routinely dumped high-level radioactive, medical, and other military and industrial wastes into the sea. As a result, America’s...

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PEERMail: The Worst One Yet

Of the estimated 95 Trump environmental rollbacks, perhaps none is as dangerous as the latest attempt to gut the Clean Water Act. The plan to cut back clean water protections will— Leave 60% of currently protected streams, pools, and wetlands (and up to 90% in the...

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BLOG: EPA Science Advisors Slam EPA’s Proposed Water Rule

A working group of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Scientific Advisory Board is the latest group to blast the Administration's efforts to drastically scale back clean water protections in the United States. At issue is a proposed new definition of...

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PEERMail: EPA Weaponizing Water

Last week, EPA's Inspector General slammed the agency for repeatedly looking the other way when public water systems don't inform their customers of violations that could jeopardize their health. The IG found that EPA does a poor job of oversight and of warning the...

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