Water & Wetlands

Trump’s Clean Water Debacle

For Immediate Release: Apr 15, 2019 Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 Trump’s Clean Water Debacle Proposed Rewrite of WOTUS Threatens U.S. Water Security Washington, DC —The Trump plan to dramatically limit the scope of the Clean Water Act will be a...

Tampa Sewage Meltdown Early Eco-Test for Desantis

Tampa Sewage Meltdown Early Eco-Test for Desantis Federal Intervention Needed If State Continues to Ignore Major Pollution Violations Tallahassee —The City of Tampa’s sewage treatment plant is a poster child for Florida’s clean water crisis, according to a federal...

Agriculture Poisoning the Prairie Pothole Region

Agriculture Poisoning the Prairie Pothole Region Pesticides and Pollution Runoff Imperil North America’s “Duck Factory” Washington, DC — The continent’s principal breeding grounds for migratory waterfowl is under growing threat from agricultural pollution, according...

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...

Trump Clean Water Rollback Threatens U.S. Water Supply

Trump Clean Water Rollback Threatens U.S. Water Supply Most Waters and Wetlands Would Lose Legal Protections against Pollution and Fill Washington, DC — More than half of all U.S. waterbodies will lose federal protection under a new Trump proposal, according to a...

Lake O’s Gateway City Spewing Illegal Wastewater

Lake O’s Gateway City Spewing Illegal Wastewater Clewiston Phosphorus and Other Pollution Violations Go Unpunished and Unabated Tallahassee — A major polluter in the Lake Okeechobee basin has routinely violated its discharge permit limits for years, according to a...