Water is a way of life in the South so keeping our rivers, lakes, and coast protected from pollution is a top priority. But a proposal from D.C. politicians puts our water at risk. They want to dismantle the Clean Water Act, America’s bedrock environmental protection that cleaned up the nation’s polluted waters nearly 50 years ago and has kept them clean ever since. A proposal by EPA would strip protections, making it easier to pollute streams and other waterways and threaten:
Drinking water for more than 20 million people in the South
More than 60 percent of our nation’s stream miles
The South’s $12 billion tourism industry that relies on clean rivers and lakes
$200 billion in economic benefits from hunting and fishing
We need to call on Washington politicians to back down from this risky, unprecedented proposal, which is expected to be released soon. That’s why residents across the south and around the country are standing up to defend America’s clean water—and, with it, our families, communities, and way of life—from this unprecedented attack. We can’t go back to a time when companies could dump unlimited pollution in our waterways. This is going to be a hard fight; will you help us?
Sign our petition to protect the South’s water for future generations. We’ll let you know about further actions as soon as the proposed rule is released.