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

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Waters of the United States: History

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...

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