The original proposal to repeal the protections for streams, wetlands, and drinking water was so thin on science, law, and public support, that Trump's EPA knew it wouldn't hold up in court, or with the public. Instead of dropping the reckless proposal, the Agency has doubled down on the effort to permanently repeal Clean Water Act protections for small streams and wetlands.
The bottom-line is the scheme to repeal the Clean Water Rule won’t stand up to science, the law, or public opinion. This entire effort has been focus on putting polluter profits before public health. EPA's new explantion for his proposal won't change the fact that repealing these safeguards will put the drinking water sources for 1 in 3 people at risk, that the headwater streams that feed lakes and rivers will be in jeopardy, or that the wetlands that communities across the country rely on to filter groundwater and absorb floodwaters will lose clear Clean Water Act protections.
There is no way to justify canceling this popular, common-sense safeguard for our water. Send a message to Trump's EPA today.