Biden EPA Restores Clear Water Safeguards for Streams, Rivers, and Wetlands

WASHINGTON ­– The U.S. Environmental Safety Company (EPA) proposed a brand new rule to strengthen protections for the nation’s streams, lakes, and wetlands from air pollution and different harms. The proposal will restore the ability of states and Tribal Nations to guard their waters below the Clear Water Act, which had been gutted by the earlier administration.

Jon Devine, director of federal water coverage for NRDC (Pure Sources Protection Council), made the next assertion


“Federally-permitted tasks, resembling hydro dams, wetland fills, and fossil gasoline pipelines, can threaten water our bodies’ well being in quite a few methods. These tasks threat oil spills, choke aquatic life with sediment runoff, destroy flood- and pollution-trapping wetlands, and deprive fish populations of the water they should survive. By proposing to undo the Trump administration’s unlawful and reckless restrictions on states’ and Tribal Nations’ authority to forestall these harms, EPA is taking an necessary step for the well being of the nation’s waters.”


Extra Sources

What’s New in Clear Water (Jon Devine weblog, Oct. 2021)



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