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.
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WOTUS History The federal Clean Water Act (CWA) was passed in 1972 in order to eliminate discharges of pollutants into navigable waters without a permit. The CWA tasks the EPA with prohibiting “the discharge of any pollutant” to navigable waters from any point...
Most Waters and Wetlands Would Lose Legal Protections against Pollution and Fill
Clewiston Phosphorus and Other Pollution Violations Go Unpunished and Unabated
Retired EPA Experts Discuss Lack of Early Warning System to Avert Lead Drinking Water Tragedies
Continued Illegal Discharges Amid Record Gulf Red Tide Outbreaks
On-Again Off-Again Clean Water Rule Protects Both Water Quality and Quantity
Hurricane Irma Led to Massive Animal Waste Discharges with No Monitoring
Virtually All Waters Classified “Impaired” by PCBs, Dioxin, Mercury, and Pesticides
EPA Classifies the Vast Majority of Our Marine Waters “Impaired” by Pollution
More Than Half of U.S. Rivers and Two-Thirds of Lakes and Reservoirs Impaired