Clean Water Act in Crisis

A proposed executive order changing the definition of the Waters of the US puts 3,000 watersheds at risk.

By limiting protections only to wetlands and streams that are “physically and meaningfully connected” to larger navigable bodies of water, the proposal would virtually eliminate the Clean Water Act’s protections across the arid West, from West Texas to Southern California, including most of New Mexico, Arizona,  and Nevada.  (Tan colored in the featured graphic)

Watershed advocates need to be outraged and active.