Streams and Wetlands at Risk

Posted on Sep 28, 2003

The Bush administration is considering eliminating Clean Water Act protection for small streams and wetlands that appear isolated from rivers or lakes. Already the administration has issued guidance that eliminates federal protection for 20 million acres of wetlands. Without federal protection, these streams and wetlands– and downstream rivers and lakes– would be at risk of pollution and flooding.

Full story at Sierraclub.org