The Clean Water Act is one of our most successful environmental
laws. It was written at a time when lakes and rivers served as dumping grounds
for toxic wastes and flammable chemicals. Since then, we have made immense
progress nationwide on cleaning up our waters, restoring fish and wildlife
habitat, protecting drinking water, combatting wetland loss and developing
water-based recreational economies.
Clean Water Act protections for wetlands and headwater streams critical for fish and
wildlife have been in limbo for
more than a decade because of a pair of Supreme Court cases. Now the government is taking
steps to finally restore some of these protections.
Scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency have just
released a report documenting the important role wetlands and headwater streams
play in our watersheds and for the health of downstream rivers, lakes and
bays. This report will inform any decisions made to restore clean water
protections and it is currently under review by an independent panel of
scientists. Now is the best time for the hunting and fishing community to speak
Time is running out! Express your support for strong, science-based decisions
protecting clean water and the conservation of fish and wildlife.
message to the Environmental Protection Agency supporting their actions to
protect clean water based on the best available science of wetlands and
Sportsman for strong science to restore protections to wetlands and headwater streams (Docket #EPA-HQ-OA-2013-0582)
Dear [Decision Maker],
I applaud the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for using peer-reviewed scientific studies to document how wetlands and headwater streams impact the integrity of our rivers, lakes and bays.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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