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.
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NEWS FROM PEER – Water & Wetlands
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
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