Washington D.C. politicians controlled by polluting industries recently released a proposal to gut the Clean Water Act, America’s bedrock environmental law – and it’s just as bad as we feared. If adopted, the proposed rule will open the way for uncontrolled pollution into the Southern rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters we know and love.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required by law to request and consider public comments before finalizing this rule. This is our only chance to speak out against this damaging, 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!
The EPA will open a public comment period in the coming days. Your help is vital. Thousands of comments will prove that the public doesn’t want this rule, and the EPA is required by law to consider public input before making a decision about this risky proposal.
This is the only chance for the public to take action to stop this. Please sign up so we can alert you as soon as the comment period opens.
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 nearly twenty 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