Clean Water Act

April 21st 2014

Rule clarifying the Clean Water Act is now open for public comment

The Waters of the United States rule was published in the federal register today beginning the 90-day public comment period. The draft rule, first announced by the Obama Administration on March 25, has been issued to clarify confusion and uncertainty surrounding … Continue reading

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March 24th 2014

FAQs: Waters of the United States Rule

Frequently Asked Questions 1. What is the Waters of the United States rule? The Waters of the United States rule was issued by the Obama Administration March 25, 2014 to clarify which waters are protected by the Clean Water Act. … Continue reading

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December 12th 2013

Action Alert: Congress Works to Reinstate Clean Water Act Protections

There is only one day left to call your Representatives, urging them to sign on to support a rule that would reinstate Clean Water Act protections! Some regulatory uncertainty has been created by recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and this … Continue reading

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January 19th 2012

Advocates to U.S. Sens. Brown, Portman: ‘Beat Back Attacks on Clean Water Act’

An opinion piece in the Toledo Blade underscores the importance of clean water programs in the effort to restore the Great Lakes—and the need for public officials like U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman to show their support for … Continue reading

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April 27th 2011

New Obama Administration Action Will Help Bolster Great Lakes Restoration

In a strong affirmation of the Clean Water Act, the Obama Administration today proposed new instructions to federal agencies on how to interpret parts of the law in light of two Supreme Court decisions that essentially had stripped away protections … Continue reading

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