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South Dakota Ground Zero for Trump Water Rollbacks

South Dakota Ground Zero for Trump Water Rollbacks

For Immediate Release: Aug 20, 2019 Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 State’s Drinking Water, Flood Control, and Wildlife Habitat at High Risk Washington, DC — The Mount Rushmore State will suffer devastating impacts if Trump’s plans to roll back Clean Water Act...

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

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, shrublands, marshes, riparian...

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...