Breaking News: Rules that protect U.S. wetlands from pollutants would be significantly weakened under a plan the Trump administration is expected to unveil https://t.co/rZZhNKCWId
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 11, 2018
The EPA is gutting the Clean Water Act by rolling back regulations that protect our waterways from pollution. Access to clean water is a basic human right. That should never be up for negotiation. https://t.co/azTUgwVp9B
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) December 11, 2018
Today the Trump Administration issued a new proposal to significantly weaken protections for wetlands and waterways under the Clean Water Act’s jurisdiction.
Trump, Wheeler, and Zinke cooked up this Dirty Water Rule, one of their worst environmental sellouts yet. My statement: pic.twitter.com/wGaa8kPO7H
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) December 11, 2018
The #DirtyWaterRule would allow pollutants to flow into our waterways. Clean water is a right. Our streams & wetlands are not corporate polluter sewers. They belong to the people, who shouldn’t have to fear being poisoned when they drink a glass of water.https://t.co/daxV18P1ih
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) December 11, 2018
The idea that the EPA’s new water rule will be simple to implement is one of several Trump administration narratives that have begun to unravel since the rollback’s announcement. https://t.co/DTQweoOLF1
— The Intercept (@theintercept) December 15, 2018
SCOOP: Trump administration unveil its plan to roll back a major clean water regulation on Tuesday. Here are the key details: https://t.co/gvugHtxy5h
— Coral Davenport (@CoralMDavenport) December 11, 2018
Every American deserves access to clean water. We should be protecting our waterways and leaving our children a sustainable future, not prioritizing profits of polluters.https://t.co/cHLZaidxUB
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 8, 2018
— Climate Progress (@climateprogress) December 15, 2018
An expected overhaul of the Clean Water Rule, including protections for streams, would be “an unprecedented rollback of Clean Water Act protections,” said Jan Goldman-Carter, NWF senior director of wetlands & water resources. https://t.co/4jUZd8uodp pic.twitter.com/bY6yVCSAim
— National Wildlife Federation (@NWF) December 10, 2018
The Trump administration apparently wants to take clean-water laws back to the 1980s https://t.co/DYyxmBJOVK
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) December 12, 2018
"No offense but having clean water isn't a priority right now"
America folks. And like I have been screaming its not just a Flint thing. https://t.co/HkzK5dUVHW
— Mari Copeny (@LittleMissFlint) December 15, 2018
LA Times: EPA’s own data shows an immense amount of Calif fresh water would lose federal protection under Trump plan.
EPA: Ignore that data.
LA Times: OK. So how much would remain protected?
EPA: Hard to say. https://t.co/Llz6SkyMyM
— Evan Halper (@evanhalper) December 11, 2018