Courts have issued a temporary, nation-wide stay of the Clean Water Protection Rule, delaying long overdue clarification of "Waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act
Read The Hill article here.
We continue to support the protection of our nation's waters and are disappointed by the court's decision. Headwater streams and wetlands are intricately tied to larger rivers and lakes - our sources of drinking water and outdoor recreation as well as vital components of healthy aquatic ecosytems.
The Clean Water Protection Rule has faced repeated challenges. Numerous states, including Missouri, filed suit against the EPA to have the rule repealed. 13 states, including Missouri, filed a motion for preliminary injunction that halted the rule's implementation on August 28 (AP Report).
Concurrently, a bill was passed by the House (H.R. 1732) and another is now making its way through the Senate (S.R. 1140) to block the rule.
TELL SENATORS MCCASKILL AND BLUNT THAT MISSOURIANS SUPPORT CLEAN WATER!!
Sen. Barrasso (R-WY)'s S.B. 1140 tries to kill the rule by requiring the Army Corps and EPA start from scratch in it's development and incorporating input from another round of public comments - in addition to the over 1 million comments and 400 public meetings already held for this purpose.
Contact Senator Blunt (R-MO) (a co-sponsor of the bill) and let him know you disagree with his efforts to repeal the Clean Water Protection Rule here
Contact Senator McCaskill (D-MO) and urge her to oppose S.B. 1140 in the Senate here