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BristolBayNearly a decade of TU's hard work is at risk as the EPA is in the process of reviewing and considering rolling back critical protections to some of our nation's best trout and salmon streams.

STAND UP WITH TU
Tell the EPA to Maintain the Clean Water Rule and Protect Bristol Bay

Nearly a decade of TU's hard work is at risk as the EPA is in the process of reviewing and considering rolling back critical protections to some of our nation's best trout and salmon streams.

The Clean Water rule, which we all worked together to enact in 2015, did a good job of clarifying and restoring Clean Water Act protections for headwater streams and wetlands. The 2014 restrictions on Pebble Mine that the EPA proposed but never enacted would have provided critical support to our efforts to secure a strong future for a remarkable watershed that is important not only as a powerhouse for wild salmon, but also the engine for local and international economies.

This summer, President Trump directed his EPA to rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule and revert back to a far less protective standard and this spring, the EPA struck a deal with the Canadian company behind the mine to reverse the mining restrictions that over a million Americans supported.

Both of the above efforts by the EPA have very limited windows for public comment – with the Clean Water Rule public comment period ending on Sept. 27 and the Bristol Bay comment period closing on Oct. 17.

We're asking all of our chapters and councils – and your members – to help us fill the EPA's inbox with support for the Clean Water Rule and Bristol Bay. Please take the following actions as volunteer leaders with TU

Please take action today: You can send a letter to the EPA using our Clean Water Rule online form – if every volunteer leader sends in a letter we will be flooding the EPA with nearly 4,000 comments!  

 

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