Clean Water Action Applauds AG Nessel’s Withdrawal from WOTUS Lawsuit

Friday, March 15, 2019

The following statement can be attributed to Mary Brady-Enerson, Michigan Director of Clean Water Action:

“We applaud Attorney General Nessel’s decision to remove Michigan from a lawsuit opposing the Clean Water Rule.  As Michiganders, we recognize our water is precious. We can’t effectively protect the Great Lakes without also protecting the small streams that flow into them and wetlands that buffer them from pollution. Attorney General Nessel’s withdrawal from this dangerous and shortsighted lawsuit is a win for our drinking water and Great Lakes.

We continue to call on the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw their proposed “dirty water rule,” which would gut protections for our wetlands and streams, damaging waterways in Michigan and across the entire United States. Climate change means water change. Now is the time to be providing greater protections for our water, not jeopardizing our precious water resources in a blatant giveaway to big developers and corporate polluters.”


Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. Clean Water Action is Michigan’s largest grassroots conservation group with over 250,000 members across the state. Through direct advocacy and education we organize Michigan residents to protect the Great Lakes and our water resources.

Michael Kelly
Sean McBrearty
(616) 516-7758