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Delivery to the Environmental Protection Agency
Action ended on February 16, 2024
What Happens Next
Thank you to all who took action! We’re grateful for your support. In February 2024, a federal court ruled in favor of environmental groups, determining that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) violated federal law when they greenlit Florida’s takeover of the Clean Water Act wetlands permitting program.
What Was At Stake
We need your help to protect some of the most important wetlands in America. Florida wetlands are vitally important: They store excess water after heavy rains. They serve as protective buffers against intense storms. They naturally restore water quality and filter the agricultural and stormwater runoff which fuels toxic algae outbreaks. They support Florida tribes’ cultures and customs. Countless Florida species, many of them endangered, rely on wetlands to support the web of life. And wetlands support the state’s tourism and fishing industries.