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EPA Should Withdraw 2020 Clean Water Act Rule

Miami Waterkeeper, in coalition with Earthjustice and other environmental protection groups, is fighting a December 2020 EPA rule change that would erode Clean Water Act protections. As the Biden administration takes the reins, we believe that campaign promises to commit federal resources to the protection of clean water should come to fruition. Read our coalition’s full letter to the EPA HERE.

In December 2020, the EPA proposed a rule that “would allow a state program to adopt ‘any’ negligence standard for criminal violations of the Clean Water Act, in violation of the plain language of the federal statute.” The erosion of federal environmental protections does incredible damage to vulnerable habitats and species, disenfranchised communities, and overall water quality. We request that this proposed rule be withdrawn and the EPA “follow through on the Biden Administration’s commitment to protecting our environment by upholding the Clean Water Act to the greatest extent possible under the law.”

Our ability to challenge unlawful attacks on water quality depends on your support. Miami Waterkeeper is grateful for your support and participation in our mission of ensuring swimmable, drinkable, and fishable water for all.

Click HERE to read our coalition’s full letter to the EPA.

 

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