Protecting America’s Water and Wetlands
PEER is a defender of clean water protections throughout the United States. When government agencies cave to special interests and make decisions that jeopardize the health of our nation’s waters, PEER steps in.
We fight to ensure the government protects all our rivers, lakes, wetlands, aquifers and coastal waters from polluters and special interest groups and to ensure everyone has a safe, sufficient supply of clean water.
Currently PEER is focused on stopping the Trump Administration’s efforts to role back clean water protections, improving the quality of the nation’s drinking water, and exposing the dangers of PFAS pollution and other chemicals in our water.
PEER is fighting the Trump Administration’s efforts to revoke federal protections for countless important streams, wetlands, and other waters under the Clean Water Act »
NEWS FROM PEER – Water & Wetlands
Maryland Must Set Health Standards for Toxic “Forever Chemical”
Special Counsel Probes Army Corps Failure to Assess Dam Operations
Federal Action Sought to Stop Sewage Discharges Befouling Sakonnet Harbor
Toxic “Forever Chemicals” May be Accumulating in Drinking Water Aquifer
EPA delayed and continues to delay release of its interactive PFAS map, which shows local sources of PFAS, forever chemicals linked to cancer.
Former DOE scientist Bill Dam reveals groundwater contamination coming from several former uranium mills in Wyoming, endangering two Native American tribes.
Spills Risk COVID Exposure Yet No Abatement or Enforcement
One Federal Agency Lauds Wetlands as Another Seeks Their Destruction
Overflows into Drinking Water Sources May Create New Infection Vectors
PEER joined 13 conservation groups in filing a lawsuit in federal court against the administration’s effort to eliminate clean water protections for wetlands and streams that feed drinking-water sources for 200 million Americans.
EPA Rule Paves Way for Destruction of Wetlands and Small Streams
EPA’s Analysis Finds Nearly Half Billion Dollars in Annual Business Losses Possible
America’s coasts are still lined with a legion of large “legacy” dumps off high-level radioactive, medical, and other military and industrial wastes.
Loopholes and Limitations Hobble Removal of Lead from Drinking Water
Of the estimated 95 Trump environmental rollbacks, one of the most dangerous is the aim to gut the Clean Water Act, threatening water security and drinking water quality.
Complaint Details HQ Systematically Sidelining Science in WOTUS Review
A working group of the EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board blasts the Administration’s efforts to drastically scale back U.S. clean water protections.
Impact of proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) redefinition on wetlands and waters in New York: a case study
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...
Impact of Proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Redefinition on Wetlands and Waters in South Dakota