"On behalf of fish, wildlife, and all Americans who love the outdoors, we will work tirelessly to ensure that these streams and wetlands are protected."
A judge in North Dakota has issued a preliminary injunction against a new EPA/Army Corps rule restoring Clean Water Act protections to more than half of the nation’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands. Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, issued the following statement:
"Nearly one-third of all Americans and thousands of species of fish and wildlife depend upon clean water from at-risk streams and wetlands that will be protected by the recently finalized clean water rule. An extensive body of science definitively proves the connections between these smaller waters and larger rivers, lakes and bays. This sound science, as required under the Clean Water Act, underpins the rule and will ensure that it is affirmed in the courts. On behalf of fish, wildlife, and all Americans who love the outdoors, we will work tirelessly to ensure that these critical streams and wetlands are protected."
More than 8 in 10 of the hunters and anglers (83 percent) surveyed thought that the Environmental Protection Agency should apply the rules and standards of the Clean Water Act to smaller, headwater streams and wetlands, according to a recent nationwide, bipartisan poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies (R) and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (D) for the National Wildlife Federation. Support for this policy was strong across the political spectrum with 77 percent of Republicans, 79 percent of Independents and 97 percent of Democrats in favor.
Parker is a shining role model for all she has accomplished and her ongoing positivity, energy, and belief in changing the world for the better.Read the Story
Hear from champions for greater and safer access to the outdoors as they discuss the potential solutions to address the intersectional issues faced by Black communities.Listen Now
By taking the Mayors' Monarch Pledge, your local leaders can commit to uniting your community around saving the imperiled monarch. Send a message today urging your mayor or head of local or Tribal government to pledge before April 30!Act Now
Get quotes now or call (855) 786-0941Get Quotes Now
More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. We're on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 53 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.