Clean Water Act

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...
PEERMail: Fighting for the Planet in Court

PEERMail: Fighting for the Planet in Court

Because Donald Trump’s policy initiatives rely largely on “alternative facts,” his operatives must suppress or distort the factual research conducted by the federal government’s scientists, economists, and other subject matter specialists....
WOTUS Redefinition: South Dakota

WOTUS Redefinition: South Dakota

Impact of Proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Redefinition on Wetlands and Waters in South Dakota Available for download South Dakota originally contained an estimated 2.7 million acres of wetlands. Today, less than 1.8 million acres remain due to filling, draining,...

Arid New Mexico To Get Much Drier Under Trump Plan

For Immediate Release: Aug 05, 2019 Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 Virtually All Rivers and Streams, Many Wetlands to Lose Legal Protection Washington, DC — Precisely because New Mexico is so arid it can ill afford to lose the waters targeted by the Trump plan...
WOTUS Redefinition: New Mexico

WOTUS Redefinition: New Mexico

WOTUS Redefinition: New Mexico Impact of Proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Redefinition on Wetlands and Waters in New Mexico Available for download Wetlands cover approximately 0.6%, or 482,000 acres, of New Mexico. New Mexico’s wetlands include forested wetlands,...