EPA Clean Water Act coming soon
Clean Water Rule Coming Soon?
Stones in waterThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could finally release a rule this spring to clarify which waters of the United States are protected by the Clean Water Act. Since 2000, at least 20 million wetland acres and nearly 60 percent of U.S. stream miles have been without federal protection from pollution and destruction.
There will be a public comment period when the draft rule is released. Hunters, anglers, and other outdoorsmen and women need to mobilize in support of these protections. Clean water is not only important for drinking water and wildlife, it provides the basis for all of our waterborne recreational pursuits such as fishing and boating, which in turn provide a big economic boost to the communities where they take place.
For more information about this issue,
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