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. »
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NEWS FROM PEER – Water & Wetlands
Overflows into Drinking Water Sources May Create New Infection Vectors
PEER joined 13 conservation groups in filing a lawsuit in federal court against the administration’s effort to eliminate clean water protections for wetlands and streams that feed drinking-water sources for 200 million Americans.
EPA Rule Paves Way for Destruction of Wetlands and Small Streams
EPA’s Analysis Finds Nearly Half Billion Dollars in Annual Business Losses Possible
America’s coasts are still lined with a legion of large “legacy” dumps off high-level radioactive, medical, and other military and industrial wastes.
Loopholes and Limitations Hobble Removal of Lead from Drinking Water
Of the estimated 95 Trump environmental rollbacks, one of the most dangerous is the aim to gut the Clean Water Act, threatening water security and drinking water quality.
Complaint Details HQ Systematically Sidelining Science in WOTUS Review
A working group of the EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board blasts the Administration’s efforts to drastically scale back U.S. clean water protections.
Impact of proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) redefinition on wetlands and waters in New York: a case study
Last week, EPA's Inspector General slammed the agency for repeatedly looking the other way when public water systems don't inform their customers of violations that could jeopardize their health. The IG found that EPA does a poor job of oversight and of warning the...
Impact of Proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Redefinition on Wetlands and Waters in South Dakota
State’s Drinking Water, Flood Control, and Wildlife Habitat at High Risk
Virtually All Rivers and Streams, Many Wetlands to Lose Legal Protection
Impact of Proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Redefinition on Wetlands and Waters in New Mexico
As two PEER staffers, we are here to let you know some of the water issues we are working on and why we are continuing to fight every day against the disastrous ideology that the government should go soft on polluters. EPA’s embrace of this ideology is laying the...
Call for Investigation of Allegedly Illegal Diversion of Park Water for a Mine
Budget Amendment Allows Stripping Islands for Beach “Renourishment”
Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Nation’s Drinking Water Quality
The proposed FY 2020 budget cuts $8.124 million (8%) from the drinking water program.