I strongly oppose the proposed repeal of the Clean Water Rule. The last thing we should do is weaken clean water protections. ”
This roll-back is dangerous. Clean water is the backbone of healthy communities and essential to a strong economy. Repealing this common sense safeguard puts both people and businesses at risk. It will remove Clean Water Act protections for the streams that feed the drinking water sources for more than 1 in 3 Americans. It will endanger 20 million acres of wetlands that provide habitat for wildlife throughout the nation. And it jeopardizes the water resources that small businesses like craft breweries and outdoor recreation companies rely on.
Repealing the Clean Water Rule is shortsighted and flies in the face of public opinion and science. More than 800,000 Americans submitted letters of support for the Clean Water Rule when it was initially proposed. It is grounded in science and the law. It is an essential tool to help us ensure clean and safe water for drinking, recreation, and business.
Please stop the repeal process and get back to EPA's mission - protecting human health and the environment.