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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Pesticides and Pollution Runoff Imperil North America’s “Duck Factory”
WOTUS History The federal Clean Water Act (CWA) was passed in 1972 in order to eliminate discharges of pollutants into navigable waters without a permit. The CWA tasks the EPA with prohibiting “the discharge of any pollutant” to navigable waters from any point...
Most Waters and Wetlands Would Lose Legal Protections against Pollution and Fill
Clewiston Phosphorus and Other Pollution Violations Go Unpunished and Unabated
Retired EPA Experts Discuss Lack of Early Warning System to Avert Lead Drinking Water Tragedies
Continued Illegal Discharges Amid Record Gulf Red Tide Outbreaks
On-Again Off-Again Clean Water Rule Protects Both Water Quality and Quantity
Hurricane Irma Led to Massive Animal Waste Discharges with No Monitoring
Virtually All Waters Classified “Impaired” by PCBs, Dioxin, Mercury, and Pesticides
EPA Classifies the Vast Majority of Our Marine Waters “Impaired” by Pollution
More Than Half of U.S. Rivers and Two-Thirds of Lakes and Reservoirs Impaired
Supplemental Filing to Justify Jettisoning Clean Water Rule Runs Further Aground
Non-Enforcement Leaves Florida’s Longest River with Excess Bacteria and Nutrients
Pruitt Strips EPA Offices of Decision Power on Pebble Mine and Other Big Projects
Heather took part in a demonstration to protect the L.A. River, and footage of her kayaking to prove its navigability ended up on YouTube, leading her superiors to propose a career-crippling suspension. PEER mounted a First Amendment defense (the kayaking protest as...
Petroleum Cleanup $ Misdirected Outside Spring-Sheds or to Low Priority Projects
Repeal and Replace Waters of U.S. Safeguards Rooted in “Alternative Facts”
WOTUS Repeal Cost-Benefit Study Premised on Wetlands Having Zero Value
Thousands Put at Risk by Eliminating Seismic and Water Monitors
Auditors Find Reclamation “Wasted” Millions in Drought & Wildlife Relief Funds