The National Wildlife Federation, the American Fly Fishing Trade Association, Berkley Conservation Institute, Izaak Walton League of America, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, Trout Unlimited, and the Wildlife Management Institute issued this press statement in response to the EPA and Corps' unveiling of the Waters of the U.S rule.
What the rule will actually do, and why it is so necessary.
Ensuring we have clean water isn't just good for our nation's health, it is vital to the hunter and anglers who help drive our economy.
This is the official website from the EPA for the new Waters of the U.S Rule. It offers fact sheets, and explanation of what the rule will and will not do.
This is the EPA's independent Science Advisory Board's review of the science surrounding the connections between wetlands, streams, and other waters.
This science report highlights the ecological and economic significances for protection the small streams and wetlands throughout America
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
The Environmental Forum's report discusses the history of the Clean Water Act's scope, and the need for a broader approach to water guidance.
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.
A group of scientists specializing in streams and wetlands wrote this letter to the Science Advisory Board, praising the underlying science behind the upcoming Waters of the U.S Rule
A look at five great fishing waters, the issues they face, and how we can rectify the situation.
A historic look at how the Supreme Court broke the Clean Water Act, and why Congress should
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.
Text of the amendment passed by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on June 18, 2009.
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