Attorney General James Slams Trump EPA's Replacement for Clean Water Rule

Posted to Applied Web NY on Tue, 04/21/2020 - 16:49

NEW YORK – Attorney General Letitia James issued a statement today responding to the Trump Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule replacing the 2015 Clean Water Rule, a science-based Obama-era federal regulation that ensured the nation’s lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands received proper protection under the Clean Water Act:

“It is incumbent on all of us to do everything in our power to protect public health, and that includes making sure that people have access to clean water,” said Attorney General James. “In the new ‘Dirty Water’ rule, the basic protections keeping our water safe are stripped from waterbodies across the country, putting safe drinking water, wildlife habitats, and public safety at serious risk. I will use every legal tool available to continue the progress we’ve made in the fight for clean water.”

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