Water & Wetlands

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...

Venice Epitomizes Florida Water Pollution Crisis

For Immediate Release: Oct 29, 2018 Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 Venice Epitomizes Florida Water Pollution Crisis Continued Illegal Discharges Amid Record Gulf Red Tide Outbreaks Tallahassee — The City of Venice Wastewater Treatment Plant deserves federal...