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In Reaction to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army Announcement of the "Final Revised Definition of Waters of the United States," Clean Water Action released the following statement:

Today’s announcement of a revised definition of “Waters of the United States” restores protections that were lost as a result of the Trump administration’s “Dirty Water Rule.” We applaud the Biden administration for its commitment to safeguarding water quality by restoring Clean Water Act protections to streams, wetlands, and other water bodies that are critical to clean drinking water and healthy ecosystems. Today’s action ensures big polluters don’t have a free pass to fill in wetlands or dump pollution in our  nation’s water resources. 

 “We applaud the EPA for taking this critical step toward securing safeguards for all of our nation’s water bodies,” said Jennifer Peters, National Water Programs Director at Clean Water Action. “The Navigable Waters Protection Rule decimated water quality protections for most wetlands and streams, including those that feed vital drinking water sources," Peters continues.

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