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EPA: Protect all our nation's waters

For decades, the Clean Water Act has protected all the nation's streams, wetlands, lakes and rivers from pollution and destruction. But over the last decade, polluters have tried to undermine protections for waters like streams and wetlands, and two split Supreme Court decisions have cast doubt on which types water bodies are covered by the Clean Water Act. And the Bush Administration excluded many waters from the act and made it harder to protect others. 

Today, many important waters lack critical protections against pollution or destruction. But the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are developing rules that could finally end years of confusion and ensure protections for over 20 million acres of wetlands, 2 million miles of streams, and drinking water for over 117 million Americans.

But the agencies need our support as they move forward. Please tell the EPA to move forward with a strong rule that will protect our nation's waters:
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Protect all of our waters!

Dear Administrator McCarthy, 

I ask that the EPA build on the science of their report, "Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters" and quickly move to a rule making process to protect our smaller streams and wetlands. The strength of the report's science and conclusions are key to restoring Clean Water Act protections to smaller waters that influence the health of our nation's rivers, estuaries, and drinking water supplies.

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