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April 23, 2019 | Letter

Letter to Administrator Wheeler: Objecting to efforts to undermine Clean Water Act

Earthjustice, leading a group of 16 conservation and community groups, sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today objecting to the Trump administration’s efforts to weaken clean water protections without public input. The letter comes in response to an executive order signed by President Trump on April 10, 2019, that seeks to undermine the authority of states and tribes to protect water quality under the Clean Water Act.

April 12, 2019 | Legal Document

2015 ELG Rule Opinion

Steam-electric power plants generate most of the electricity used in our nation and, sadly, an unhealthy share of the pollution discharged into our nation’s waters. To control this pollution, the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq., empowers the Environmental Protection Agency to promulgate and enforce rules known as “effluent limitation guidelines” or “ELGs.”

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