Water and Wetlands

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.

Waters of the United States

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. »

Drinking Water

Too many people are drinking water contaminated with chemicals, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and microbes. PEER fights to secure clean, safe drinking water for all Americans »

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NEWS FROM PEER – Water & Wetlands

PEERMail | Taking Trump to Court Over Clean Water

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.

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PEERMail: The Worst One Yet

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.

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PEERMail: EPA Weaponizing Water

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...

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PEERMail: A Growing Water Crisis

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...

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