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Victory for Clean Water: Court Reinstates Obama WOTUS Rule for 26 States

Victory for Clean Water: Court Reinstates Obama WOTUS Rule for 26 States

A federal judge invalidated the Trump administration’s suspension of the Clean Water Rule, effectively reinstating the Obama-era regulation in 26 states. The 2015 rule, also known as Waters of the United States (WOTUS) defines which waters can be protected from pollution and destruction under the Clean Water Act. It protects large water bodies such as […]

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    Victory for Clean Water: Court Reinstates Obama WOTUS Rule for 26 States

    Victory for Clean Water: Court Reinstates Obama WOTUS Rule for 26 States

    A federal judge invalidated the Trump administration’s suspension of the Clean Water Rule, effectively reinstating the Obama-era regulation in 26 states. The 2015 rule, also known as Waters of the United States (WOTUS) defines which waters can be protected from pollution and destruction under the Clean Water Act. It protects large water bodies such as […]

    10 Most Endangered U.S. Rivers of 2018 Ranked​

    10 Most Endangered U.S. Rivers of 2018 Ranked

    American Rivers released its America’s Most Endangered Rivers report Tuesday identifying ten rivers under imminent threat. The annual report, now in its 33rd year, is unique in its spotlight on the Trump administration and industry-friendly members of Congress pushing policies that directly harm the iconic rivers. “In our many years of issuing the America’s Most […]

    EPA Blocks Clean Water Rule to Replace With ‘Industry-Friendly’ Alternative

    EPA Blocks Clean Water Rule to Replace With ‘Industry-Friendly’ Alternative

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) put a two-year suspension on the Clean Water Rule, an Obama-era policy defining which waters can be protected against pollution and destruction under federal law. Last year, President Trump declared the 2015 law, also known as Waters of the United States (WOTUS), “a horrible, horrible rule,” tasking EPA Administrator […]

    What You Need to Know About the Clean Water Rule

    What You Need to Know About the Clean Water Rule

    By Rebecca Long, American Rivers On June 27 Administrator Scott Pruitt of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a roll back of an Obama-era administration policy that protected more than half the nation’s streams from pollution. “We are taking significant action to return power to the states and provide regulatory certainty to our nation’s […]

    America’s 10 Most Endangered Rivers and Why They Are Threatened

    America’s 10 Most Endangered Rivers and Why They Are Threatened

    Conservation group American Rivers released its annual “Most Endangered Rivers” list on Tuesday, highlighting how 2017 is a “critical year for rivers and clean water.” In the announcement of this year’s top 10, the non-profit noted how the Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts pose a threat to rivers and communities nationwide. [facebook https://facebook.com/EcoWatch/videos/1511713982174867/ expand=1] “President […]