Water & Wetlands

Orlando Chronic Sewage Breakdowns Fester  

For Immediate Release:  Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Contact:  Jerry Phillips (850) 877-8097; Kirsten Stade kstade@peer.org  Spills Risk COVID Exposure Yet No Abatement or Enforcement    Tallahassee — During the past five years, Orlando’s major wastewater treatment facility...

Trump Administration’s Wetland Deception 

For Immediate Release:  Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Contact:  Kirsten Stade kstade@peer.org One Federal Agency Lauds Wetlands as Another Seeks Their Destruction Washington, DC — Two federal environmental agencies are taking diametrically opposed positions on the ecological...

Sewage Spills Pose COVID-19 Risks  

For Immediate Release:  Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Contact: Tim Whitehouse, 240-247-0299; Kirsten Stade kstade@peer.org   Overflows into Drinking Water Sources May Create New Infection Vectors   Washington, DC — The virus SARS-CoV-2, which causes Coronavirus, is...
PEERMail: Taking Trump to Court Over Clean Water

PEERMail: Taking Trump to Court Over Clean Water

This week, 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. The Southern Environmental...

Suit Against EPA’s Elimination of Clean Water Protections 

For Immediate Release:  Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Contact:  Kyla Bennett (508) 230-9933; Kirsten Stade kstade@peer.org Suit Against EPA’s Elimination of Clean Water Protections  EPA Rule Paves Way for Destruction of Wetlands and Small Streams CHARLESTON, S.C. – Public...