Many smaller streams, lakes, and wetlands are now unprotected under the Clean Water Act

Two court cases have left major loopholes in the Clean Water Act, leaving many tributaries and wetlands within the Huron and Great Lakes watersheds, and national rivers, lakes, and wetlands unprotected from polluters and regulation.  HRWC has been working with federal legislators over the past 3 years to limit the impact of the cases, including the introduction of the Clean Water Restoration Act.

On Sunday February 28, The New York Times published “Rulings Restrict Clean Water Act, Foiling E.P.A.” a great article that describes how the Clean Water Act has been gutted. We highly recommend you read it.