Restoring the Clean Water Act - Resources
In-depth resources relating to campaign to restore Clean Water Act protections
LETTER: Groups send a letter to EPA about the importance of streams and rivers for downstream waters
National, regional, and local groups submit comments to EPA regarding the Science Advisory Board's Connectivity report that was released in September 2013. These comments highlight the importance of using sound science to show the connection between small streams, wetlands, and headwaters and the larger downstream waters.
PRESS RELEASE: Joint Sportsmen Release Urging the White House to Finalize the Clean Water Act Guidance
National Wildlife Federation, Izaak Walton League, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, and Trout Unlimited issued this press release on February 21, 2013, urging the White House to take immediate action and finalize the Clean Water Act guidance and clarify protections for our nation's waters.
PRESS RELEASE: National Hunting, Angling Groups Applaud Release of Draft Clean Water Guidance (pdf)
The Draft Clean Water guidance is a first step in restoring protections for waters and valuable fish and wildlife habitat.
REPORT: Where Rivers Are Born: The Scientific Imperative for Defending Small Streams And Wetlands
This science report highlights the ecological and economic significances for protection the small streams and wetlands throughout America
REPORT: National Rivers and Streams Assessment 2008 - 2009
The Environmental Protection Agency's report found that 55% of the nation’s river and stream miles do not support healthy populations of aquatic life, with phosphorus and nitrogen pollution and poor habitat the most widespread problems
FACT SHEET: Hunters and Anglers: Supporting Our Nation's Economy and Conservation
Clean waters provide excellent habitat for hunting, fishing, and boating which in turn significantly bolsters the U.S. economy
FACT SHEET: Five Fishing Spots That Are Threatened by Bad Water Policies - and How Sportsmen and Sportswomen Can Make a Difference
A look at five great fishing waters, the issues they face, and how we can rectify the situation.
LETTER: To President Obama from national Hunting and Fishing groups urging him to clarify protections for all of America's waters
The official letter sent to President Obama and other top officials in the administration on January 31, 2013
LETTER: To White House Chief of Staff, Jack Lew from national environmental groups
The official letter sent from national environmental groups to Jack Lew on December 3, 2012 urging the Obama Administration to finalize the Clean Water Act guidance and the initiation of a new rule
FACT SHEET: The Clean Water Act Guidance - What It Does And Does Not Do
A fact sheet that explains which waters would and would not be protected by the guidance.
PRESS RELEASE: As Americans Mark the 40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act, U.S. House of Representatives Takes Another Step Backward
A press release detailing a House rider barring the Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing and implementing Clean Water Act guidance.
FACT SHEET: Global Warming and the Loss of Clean Water Act Protections (pdf)
Science and recent events tell us that many of the most immediate severe impacts of global warming will affect water resources, making the restoration of Clean Water Act protections even more important.
LETTER: The Obama administration urges Congress to enact the Clean Water Restoration Act (pdf)
The official letter sent by top officials of the Obama administration to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA).
OFFICIAL AMENDMENT: The Baucus-Klobuchar-Boxer amendment (S. 787) (pdf)
Text of the amendment passed by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on June 18, 2009.
FACT SHEET: The Baucus-Klobuchar-Boxer Amendment Explained (pdf)
Description of the Baucus-Klobuchar-Boxer Amendment.
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