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 wit
Clean Water Action’s Putting Drinking Water First approach means making drinking water impacts a primary consideration when developing regulations and other programs involving upstream activities that could negatively impact downstream drinking water sources. The EPA/Corps Clean Water Rule better protects tributaries that impact the health of downstream waters, include drinking water sources: The Clean Water Rule has concrete implications for source water protection and for drinking water quality.
Big polluters have stacked Congress and the Trump Administration with their friends, and they have already started handing out favors. The polluter friendly agenda calls for rolling back our most vital protections for our water, air, climate and health.
In 2014, a corroded chemical storage tank leaked 10,000 gallons of a chemical used to clean coal into the Elk River in West Virginia.