On December 2, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the final rule to curb methane and other pollutants from the oil and gas sector. Clean Water Action made the following statement:
A federal court ruled on June 16th that Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline is in trespass on the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reservation and that it constitutes a public nuisance by posing an imminent threat of rupture that could devastate the Band’s drinking water, plants and wildlife, and the region’s economy. The court required a segment of the Line 5 pipeline to be shut down within three years. Enbridge's response of an appeal and proposal to re-route the pipeline does not protect the Band, their treaty-reserved territory, or the Great Lakes from the threat of Line 5.
Today's EPA Lead and Copper Rule Improvements proposal includes a requirement for full replacement of all lead service lines in regulated drinking water systems. Under EPA’s proposal, the vast majority of lead service lines, which bring water from the large water main into the home or building, will be replaced within ten years of the new regulation’s implementation. The effort will be supported by $15 billion in targeted funding made possible by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4821, the House Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2024 appropriations bill. In response, over 60 advocacy groups warn that the House is leading Congress to a government shutdown by passing an appropriations