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
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Nomination Calls for First Permanent Federal Eco-Protections in Alaska Waters
Four-State Evaluations Decry Faulty Wetland Calls, Mapping, Reviews and Training
Corps Botches Wetland Delineation; Okays Hundreds of Wetland Acres for Fill
Many Million Gallon/Day Dischargers Remain in Noncompliance for Years
Regulatory Ruses to Evade Legal Duty to Impose Meaningful Pollution Controls
Land Use Driving Nutrient Loading; Pollution Diet Needed to Avert Tipping Point
Cuivre River State Park Multiple Failures May Point to Uninspected Water Towers
Corporate-Dominated Science Board Asks DuPont to Self-Assess Chemical Effects
State Drops Reef Protections on Beach Projects; Call for Federal Intervention
Permit Withdrawal Throws Eco-Safeguards into Doubt While Adding Years of Delay
No Plan to Pay for Huge Water Infrastructure Shortfall Aggravated by Sandy
“Green Infrastructure” Used as Red Herring for Delaying Sewage Overflow Controls
Developers May Sidestep Toxic Contamination If “Impractical” to Remediate
Troves of Public Safety Information Cloaked by FOIA Law Enforcement Exemption
Downgrade of Pacific Center Bypasses Experts and Endangers Those It Protects
Operators Not Required to Prevent Fukushima Scenario Flooding and Meltdown
State Ignores Its Own Water Tower Standards as Whistleblower Hearing Nears
Absence of Planning & Regulatory Freeze Stymie Critical Water Management Steps
Compromise Reopens Some Trails, Closes Some and Requires Restoration for Others
NRC Withholding Documents Confirming Risks to One-Third of U.S. Nuclear Plants