Water and Wetlands

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.

Waters of the United States

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 »

Drinking Water

Too many people are drinking water contaminated with chemicals, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and microbes. PEER fights to secure clean, safe drinking water for all Americans »

NEWS FROM PEER – Water & Wetlands

PEERMail: A Growing Water Crisis

As two PEER staffers, we are here to let you know some of the water issues we are working on and why we are continuing to fight every day against the disastrous ideology that the government should go soft on polluters. EPA’s embrace of this ideology is laying the...

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PEERMail: Water Hypocrisy

With cronyism and influence peddling the norm in most government circles, we have been busier than ever. Below, you'll read about the Trump Administration's water hypocrisy, how industry giants now rule at Interior, why we are questioning the CDC on cancer, and a...

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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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