Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released devastating rollbacks to water protections in the Clean Water Act. As this opinion piece in the New York Times notes, just the name change from “Waters of the United States Rule” to “Navigable Waters Protection Rule” indicates how catastrophic this will be for wetlands and small streams – which provide flood protection, wildlife habitat, and drinking water.
North Carolina is one of many states facing challenges that this rule change will negatively affect. You can take action today by asking Governor Cooper to challenge this decision by the EPA. Use our Action Alert here to ask your Governor to protect your water, because we can’t survive without clean water!