WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers proposed, once again, to repeal the Clean Water Rule, which provides important protections for wetlands and streams that feed the drinking water supplies of 117 million Americans.
The following is a statement by Jon Devine, director of Federal Water Policy at the Natural Resources Defense Council:
“Our nation needs clear rules on how to protect lakes, streams, and wetlands from pollution. We will keep fighting Scott Pruitt's senseless attacks on these protections and work to ensure these important safeguards go into place.”
“For the second time in a week, Pruitt is pushing to eliminate critical protections for clean water. He tried and failed to rescind the Clean Water Rule once before, and he’s got no better reason to do it now.”
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