Water & Wetlands

PEERMail: Out of Sight – Not Out of Mind

PEERMail: Out of Sight – Not Out of Mind

Until enactment of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (also known as the Ocean Dumping Act) in October 1972, the U.S. routinely dumped high-level radioactive, medical, and other military and industrial wastes into the sea. As a result, America’s...

EPA Lead Plan Won’t Prevent Future Flints  

For Immediate Release:  Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Contact:  Kyla Bennett (508) 230-9933; Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 Loopholes and Limitations Hobble Removal of Lead from Drinking Water Washington, DC — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s long-awaited plan...
PEERMail: The Worst One Yet

PEERMail: The Worst One Yet

Of the estimated 95 Trump environmental rollbacks, perhaps none is as dangerous as the latest attempt to gut the Clean Water Act. The plan to cut back clean water protections will— Leave 60% of currently protected streams, pools, and wetlands (and up to 90% in the...

EPA Political Appointees Violate Science Integrity Rules

For Immediate Release: Sunday, January 19, 2020 Contact: Kyla Bennett (508) 230-9933; Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 Complaint Details HQ Systematically Sidelining Science in WOTUS Review Washington, DC — In preparing one of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s...
BLOG: WOTUS Redefinition: New York

BLOG: WOTUS Redefinition: New York

Impact of proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) redefinition on wetlands and waters in New York: a case study The Trump Administration’s draconian proposal to redefine waters of the United States will wreak havoc on the wetlands and waters of New York. Given that New...