Stop the Clean Water roll back
The water flowing in streams and percolating in the ground is directly connected to what comes out of your tap. We depend on clean water to support healthy communities, a vibrant economy, and habitat for native fish and wildlife. Water is the fundamental building block that defines our way of life in the Northwest.
But our clean water is at risk.
The EPA recently started the process to repeal the Clean Water Rule, a landmark set of guidelines that strengthened protections for important waterways. Without it, fewer streams, wetlands, and other waters would be protected by the Clean Water Act’s requirement to clean up polluted waters, its pollution control standards for industrial dischargers, its protections against burying streams and wetlands, and numerous other safeguards.
A roll back would mean more pollution to the lakes and streams we rely on for drinking water supply or for fishing and swimming, and a green light for the destruction of wetlands that filter pollution and prevent dangerous flooding.
The directors of Oregon’s natural resource agencies have told EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt that this rule is vitally important to the nation’s ecological and economic wellbeing. People across the country are making their voice heard on this issue, and we need you to raise the chorus.
Join us in telling policymakers that we won’t stand for the pollution and destruction of our streams and wetlands. Now’s your chance to speak up for safe drinking water and healthy streams.