Protecting America’s Water and Wetlands
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
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
Inspections and Eco-Compliance Tumbled in 2020 among Enforcement Gaps
Scientists’ letter urges the administration to prioritize highly threatened, productive continental shelf waters for protection. Sign the letter.
Troubled Florida Water Utility Faces Gauntlet of Public Health Challenges
Delray Plagued by Persistent Contamination with Partially Treated Sewage
Maryland Must Set Health Standards for Toxic “Forever Chemical”
Special Counsel Probes Army Corps Failure to Assess Dam Operations
Federal Action Sought to Stop Sewage Discharges Befouling Sakonnet Harbor
Toxic “Forever Chemicals” May be Accumulating in Drinking Water Aquifer
EPA delayed and continues to delay release of its interactive PFAS map, which shows local sources of PFAS, forever chemicals linked to cancer.
Former DOE scientist Bill Dam reveals groundwater contamination coming from several former uranium mills in Wyoming, endangering two Native American tribes.
Spills Risk COVID Exposure Yet No Abatement or Enforcement
One Federal Agency Lauds Wetlands as Another Seeks Their Destruction