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
State’s Drinking Water, Flood Control, and Wildlife Habitat at High Risk
Virtually All Rivers and Streams, Many Wetlands to Lose Legal Protection
Impact of Proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Redefinition on Wetlands and Waters in New Mexico
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...
Call for Investigation of Allegedly Illegal Diversion of Park Water for a Mine
Budget Amendment Allows Stripping Islands for Beach “Renourishment”
Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Nation’s Drinking Water Quality
The proposed FY 2020 budget cuts $8.124 million (8%) from the drinking water program.
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...
Proposed Rewrite of WOTUS Threatens U.S. Water Security
Federal Intervention Needed If State Continues to Ignore Major Pollution Violations
Pesticides and Pollution Runoff Imperil North America’s “Duck Factory”
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