Protecting Waterways, Wetlands and Drinking Water
PEER is a defender of clean water protections throughout the United States. When government agencies cave to special interests and make decisions that jeopardize the health of our nation’s waters, PEER steps in.
We fight to ensure the government protects all our rivers, lakes, wetlands, aquifers and coastal waters from polluters and special interest groups and to ensure everyone has a safe, sufficient supply of clean water.
We will work around the clock to press the Biden administration to stand strong against big polluters and make sure our waterways have the protections they need.
NEWS FROM PEER – Water & Wetlands
What Did EPA Administrator Regan Know When He Overruled His Experts?
Staff Withholding Documents on PCB Poisoning of LA River on Eve of Vote
After 28 years of excellent job performance, Evi Emmenegger was targeted and fired by USGS management for raising a series of biosafety concerns.
Bloomberg Businessweek featured an epic quest by our Science Policy Director to uncover why her town’s drinking water was contaminated with PFAS.
Santa Susana Likely Suspect but Water Board Withholding Documents
San Francisco taxpayers and ratepayers are footing the bill in the fight against tougher sewage controls on its oceanside outlets since 2019.
Outfall Closure Makes City More Vulnerable in Atmospheric River Events
$3 Billion Plan Will Inject Even More Nutrients into Degraded Estuary
Nosedive in Anti-Pollution Enforcement Leading to Declining Water Quality
City Agency Facing Stiff Fines Amid Pending Federal & State Legal Sanctions
Special interests have finally succeeded in getting the Supreme Court to eliminate Clean Water Act protections for wetlands and small streams.
In a major victory for waterman and environmental groups, courts have vacated the licensing for Maryland’s Conowingo Dam.
The new regulations repeal a Trump-era rule, called the “Dirty Water Rule” by many, that left millions of acres of waterways unprotected from pollution.
Advocates Caution that Demonstration Wind Project Does Not Require Destroying Island Gem
Call for NOAA to End Research Bottom Trawling in Gulf of Mexico
30×30 is an opportunity to make real headway towards conserving lands, oceans and waterways but so far, the Biden administration is falling short
Florida’s Fabled “Forgotten Coast” Beset by Torrent of Sewage Violations
PEER continues to work to compel Exelon Corp., owners of the Conowingo Dam, to clean it up and mitigate the ongoing risk to the Chesapeake Bay
Waterkeepers on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland are working to hold Exelon accountable for its fair share of the Conowingo Dam cleanup.
Response Too Weak and Limited to Protect Public Health