Take Action

In late 2018, D.C. politicians and industrial polluters released a disastrous proposed rule dismantling the Clean Water Act, America’s bedrock environmental protection. If adopted, the rule will open the doors to pollution into the Southern rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters we know and love.

More than 20,000 concerned citizens took action right here, joining hundreds of thousands of others across the country, to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) demanding this risky, unprecedented proposal not move forward. Thank you for mobilizing to show our elected leaders that we will not stand for putting our waterways and communities at risk. EPA is now required by law to consider this input when making a final decision.

We Need Your Help

Ultimately, if this Clean Water Act assault moves forward despite public opposition, SELC and our many partners will be prepared to fight back in court. Please sign up to stay informed on this critical effort to protect our water and our communities.

What's at Stake

Our Drinking Water is at Risk

Public water intakes from surface waters.

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