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EPA proposal would drastically weaken Clean Water Act

 

Since 1972, the Clean Water Act (CWA) has been one of the nation’s most effective and important tools for protecting our waterways from pollution. But now the EPA has proposed weakening the CWA by redefining the types of waters that are protected, putting human and environmental health and recreation at risk. Please speak up against these proposed changes.

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The EPA’s proposal would drastically narrow the definition of "waters of the U.S.," stripping many wetlands, ephemeral streams, and other surface waters from protection under the CWA. But these water bodies are crucial to the health of their larger watersheds. If enacted, this change would allow pollution that could threaten downstream drinking water quality, wildlife habitats, and ecosystem health.

 On Wednesday, March 27 at 7:00 EDT, AMC will host a webinar to discuss these proposed changes and how you can make a difference.

Breakneck Ridge, New Jersey, is one of the thousands of popular hiking areas served by the LWCF.

We did it!

Congress OKs permanent authorization of Land & Water Conservation Fund

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted in support of a package of public lands bills including the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund on Tuesday, February 26.

This vote comes on the heels of the Senate’s passage of the identical package of bills on February 12, now sending S.47, the Natural Resources Management Act, to the president’s desk for his expected signature.

Thousands of AMC supporters helped make this victory a reality through letters and phone calls to their Members of Congress; leading outdoor trips to places protected by LWCF; posting on social media about LWCF; and even traveling to Washington, D.C. to bring your outdoor stories directly to decision makers.

All our elected officials in the Delaware Valley region voted in support of S.47 except for Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey. Please consider calling or e-mailing to thank them for their support. Stay tuned to AMC’s Conservation Action Network for future opportunities to speak up in support of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and other important conservation policy issues.

 

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