Press Releases

LCV Statement on Draft Rule on Waters of the US

Mar 25, 2014

WASHINGTON DC—The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ draft rule clarifying the scope of the Clean Water Act:

“This is an important step forward for restoring the true scope of the Clean Water Act and protecting our nation’s waterways. This rule will protect vital streams and wetlands that provide drinking water for over 117 million Americans, filter pollution, and reduce the impacts of flooding and erosion. This comes on the heels of President Obama’s designation of the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands as a National Monument and the continued implementation of his Climate Action Plan, and further demonstrates his strong commitment to protecting our environment and our health.”