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What’s New in Clean Water

Expert BlogUnited StatesJon Devine

The Biden administration is in a challenging position—having to clean up a horrendous mess created by the Trump administration while also needing to strengthen safeguards to address the fact that the country is still a long way off from the…

Dirty Water Rule

Court CaseUnited StatesClosed
The Trump-era rule narrowed the scope of the Clean Water Act by revoking federal protections for countless streams, wetlands, and other waters.

President’s Conservation Plan: Making It Happen for Wetlands

Expert BlogUnited StatesJon Devine

Our nation’s wetlands—marshes, bogs, fens, and swamps (and many other types you may never have heard of)—are unique, dynamic, and critically important water bodies that perform multiple functions that improve people’s lives and the environment.

Coalition Sues to Stop Clean Water Rollbacks

Press Release
WASHINGTON – A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit in federal court to block the Trump administration’s unlawful move to gut protections for many of America’s streams and wetlands.

Groups Sue EPA Over Free Pass for Polluters Amid Pandemic

Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and partners today sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the agency’s recently announced non-enforcement policy, which allows companies to use COVID-19 as a reason to stop monitoring and reporting pollution—without…

A Fearless Defender for Our Future

NRDC in ActionBoston, Washington, D.C., United StatesJeff Turrentine
President and CEO Gina McCarthy started out as a public health agent in small-town Massachusetts, rose to become head of the EPA under Obama, and now guides NRDC into its next chapter.

The List: Scott Pruitt's Lies & Distortions—So Far

Expert BlogJake Thompson
When EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday morning, it’s likely his penchant to lie about his ethical problems and mischaracterize his dangerous agenda will be front and center—again.

An Agency Hijacked: Public Lands and Waters at Risk

Expert BlogDanielle Droitsch
Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke often invokes the image of a modern day Teddy Roosevelt, but TR would be appalled by the polluter-driven, anti-conservation agenda Zinke is dictating.