D.C. politicians and industrial polluters recently released a proposed rule dismantling the Clean Water Act, America’s bedrock environmental protection – and it’s just as bad as we feared. If adopted, the rule will open the doors to pollution into the Southern rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters we know and love.
Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting public comments on this risky, unprecedented proposal. If thousands of concerned Southerners like yourself weigh in, we can show our elected leaders that we will not stand for putting our waterways and communities at risk.
Tell the EPA not to put our clean water at risk!
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Time is running out to make your voice heard before the EPA closes the public comment period on April 15. Please help protect our water by telling EPA not to move forward with this disastrous proposal.
What's at Stake
Our Drinking Water is at Risk
Population whose drinking water intake sources are at risk for unregulated pollution under this proposal:
Water is a Way of Life
Water is a way of life in the South so keeping our rivers, lakes, and coast protected from pollution is a top priority. This proposal would threaten:
Drinking water for over 32 million people in the South
The South's iconic and treasured waterways
The South's $130 billion tourism industry that relies on clean lakes and rivers
$200 billion in economic benefits from U.S. hunting and fishing