WASHINGTON — More than 700,000 U.S. citizens have written to support a plan to protect U.S. wetlands and streams that are vulnerable to pollution, and a diverse coalition of conservation organizations and clean water advocates delivered their comments to EPA and Army Corps of Engineers, according to a press release.
EPA and Army Corps of Engineers have proposed a rule to help fix problematic language in the Clean Water Act that leaves wetlands, streams and other water bodies vulnerable to pollution, stated the release.
The release reported that the groups presented their comments in support of clarifying the Clean water Act’s definition of “waters of the U.S.” to EPA Deputy Assistant Administrator Ken Kopocis, Office of Water.
“After two Supreme Court decisions muddied the [U.S.’s] most fundamental water protection law, it’s essential that we restore the Clean Water Act’s clarity through the protections proposed by EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule,” said U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works, Water and Wildlife Subcommittee.
Read the entire release here.