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May 30, 2017 | Press Release

EPA Fails to Protect Shenandoah River

Local groups challenge EPA’s approval of Virginia’s decision to not list the Shenandoah as ‘impaired,’ despite excessive algae blooms and nutrient pollution

May 22, 2017 | Letter

H.R. 953 Opposition Letter

On behalf of our millions of members and supporters nationwide, we urge you to oppose H.R. 953 (“Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017”). A more apt title for this damaging legislation is the “Poison Our Waters Act” because it would eliminate Clean Water Act safeguards that protect our waterways and communities from excessive pesticide pollution.

May 3, 2017 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Groups Sue To Block Trump Rollback of Safeguards For America’s Worst Toxic Water Pollution Source

Plaintiffs Clean Water Action, Environmental Integrity Project, Sierra Club, Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc., PennEnvironment, Inc., Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Chesapeake, Inc., and Prairie Rivers Network assert violations of the Administrative Procedure Act by defendants E. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, for EPA’s April 25, 2017 notice purporting to indefinitely stay certain compliance deadlines in EPA’s November 2015 final rule revising the Clean Water Act Effluent Limitation Guidelines for power plants. See Postponement of Certain Compliance Dates for Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam ElectricPower Generating Point Source Category, 82 Fed. Reg. 19,005 (Apr. 25, 2017)

April 21, 2017 | Blog Post

Scott Pruitt Is Betting on Your Silence

The EPA has asked the public to comment on whether and which government safeguards should be gutted—another sign that Scott Pruitt’s “back to basics” agenda is all about taking us back to a more polluted America.

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