January 23, 2020
STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER
“Here in the Great Lakes region we understand the value of safe clean water. The Trump EPA’s misguided final rule removes protections for community rivers, wetlands and streams that make our communities great places to live. This misguided rule puts safe drinking water, public health, and fish and wildlife habitats at risk. The Trump Administration is taking us backwards when it comes to achieving the Clean Water Act’s goals.
“Water resources are so interconnected. To protect the Midwest’s great waterways — the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes — we need to protect the backyard brooks, community creeks and steady streams that feed them. This misguided new rule puts our shared water resources at risk.”