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Clean Water Rule in Jeopardy - Learn More

Posted on 7/6/2017 by Fly Fishers International in Public Policies

Learn more! By now you know that on June 30, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed rescinding the Clean Water Rule that was established in 2015 by President Obama. We are concerned that this proposal, if enacted, will undo hard earned protections for streams and wetlands across the United States.

It is reported that rescinding these rules could jeopardize 60 percent of stream miles in the U.S., particularly small tributaries.


FFI is working actively through our membership in the Standing Water Working Group of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership to try to minimize the impact of this proposal.  We are joined with many other like-minded conservation groups in recognition that many voices working together will have a greater impact.


TCRP just completed a survey of sportsman across our nation regarding public access and clean water.  You can click below to see the results of the survey.


Please pass this information along to your other like-minded groups and individuals you know. Thank you.

Dave Peterson

Chair - Conservation Committee