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November 6, 2017 | Legal Document

60 Day Notice of Intent to Sue Back 40 Mine Project

On behalf of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin (the “Menominee Tribe”), we ask that you take immediate action to remedy ongoing violations of a non-discretionary duty under the Clean Water Act (“CWA”). As fully described below, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the “Corps”) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) are in violation of their mandatory duties under the Clean Water Act Section 404 (33 U.S.C. § 1344), due to their failure to exercise jurisdiction and regulatory authority over navigable waters of the United States—the Menominee River and adjacent wetlands—that are not delegable to the State of Michigan under 33 U.S.C. § 1344(g). This letter constitutes a 60-day notice of intent to file a citizen suit against EPA pursuant to Section 505 of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. § 1365(a)(2).

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.