Don’t Let Trump Gut EPA Water Protections

Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States

Goal: Preserve regulations that protect America’s waterways from pollution.

In its latest attack on the environment, the Trump administration is considering repealing federal protections for U.S. waterways. Expanded under the Obama administration, the Waters of the United States rule protects waterways from small streams to large rivers, wetlands and lakes from pollution. The Obama era expansion of the rule is now in danger of being rolled back, after years of opposition from the agricultural and mining industries.

While big business interests have long argued the rule is too burdensome, environmentalists say its rollback could pave the way for massive devastation of some of the country’s most important waterways, such as the Midwestern Great Lakes.

“Revoking the clean water rule will open the door to the pollution and bulldozing of some of America’s most important wetlands,” Kieran Suckling, executive director at the Center for Biological Diversity told Reuters.

If you believe clean water is more important than corporate profits, sign this petition demanding Trump preserve critical protections for our waterways.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Trump,

Your administration is currently considering a massive rollback of environmental protections, including Obama era reforms to the Waters of the United States rule. This is a recipe for disaster, and will undo years of progress toward preserving our natural environment.

As Howard Learner, executive director of the Environmental Law & Policy Center put it, “This foolish rollback of clean water standards rejects years of work building stakeholder input and scientific data support. It imperils the progress for safe clean drinking water in the Midwest,” he told Reuters.

We need to do more to protect the environment — not less. Therefore, we demand you back down from this disastrous plan that could open the door to even more pollution of our waterways.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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9 Comments

  1. The contamination of the drinking water for Wilmington, NC with GenX dumped in the Cape Fear River by Chemours demonstrates that very strong protection of waterways from pollution is essential to maintain both the health of innocent Americans and our environment!

  2. Juliana Jordan-Huber says:

    I love President Trump however I’m concerned about clean water. Corporations will always take the easy, less expensive way to dispose of contaminants. Please we need guidelines and accountability of the corporations to protect the people.

  3. RoseMarie Dorer says:

    How much kickback is that orange Swamp Thang giving to heads of departments who help him destroy our country?

    It’s long past time to drain the swamp and get that orange blob out of it.

    It’s long past the time to stop allowing orange Swamp Thang to use the office of the president to enrich himself and his cronies at the expense of our country, our lands, our wildlife, and our people.

  4. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    WATER IS LIFE!

  5. Gigi Middlebrook says:

    We have got to get these people out of office before they kill us all with pollution and smog. I hate what this administration is doing to our country and it’s people.

  6. Clueless, incompetent people!

  7. caitlin caldwell says:

    It is time to make the fine for illegally dumping hazardous materials higher than the cost of properly disposing of the waste. Until that happens, corporations will continue to keep illegally dumping hazarous waste and chemicals into our water supply and just “paying the fine” for doing so. The fine should be at least quadruple the cost of properly disposing waste!

  8. Vicky Cole says:

    Wildlife has been put at risk removing bears and wolves from their protections and as i common the protections are being threatened for people as well, seems like neither Trump nor Theresa May care much for wildlife or health care for the majority

  9. Vicky Cole says:

    Wildlife has been put at risk removing bears and wolves from their protections and as is common the protections are being threatened for people as well, seems like neither Trump nor Theresa May care much for wildlife or health care for the majority?

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