The United States Environmental Protection Agency is attempting to remove selected portions of the Clean Water Act. This action would removed water quality protection to upper watershed tributaries, marshes and wetlands (not directly adjacent to waterways) and ephemeral streams. Protection to over 1/3 of existing wetlands will be eliminated. This actions will essentially change the definition of Waters of the United States.
Art Hirsch (Boulder Waterkeeper Advocate) participated in a lobbying effort organized by Environment America to lobby the following representatives not to approve this Clean Water repeal: