EPA’s Clean Water Rule Replacement is Indefensible

The Environmental Protection Agency today finalized a rule gutting the Obama administration’s Clean Water Rule. The Obama rule was repealed last year and will be replaced by the rule finalized today. The new rule removes environmental protections from many of the wetlands and waterways protected under the Clean Water Act.

January 23, 2020

In response to today’s announcement, the BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director Jason Walsh:

“This rule is indefensible. Every American deserves to have clean, safe water. The rule finalized today will mean more pollution in our waters, putting our drinking water and health and safety at risk and harming waterways communities rely on for recreation.”