- WEB EXCLUSIVE
- PE COFFEEHAUS
A recent report published by the Sierra Club claims that U.S. Supreme Court decisions, together with a guidance document published by the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers, will open headwaters and seasonal streams to pollution. The results could threaten the drinking water quality for as many as 110 million people.
The five states with the highest potential risk are Utah, Colorado, Kentucky, Massachusetts and Maryland. Reps. James Oberstar (D-Minn.), John Dingell (D-Mich.) and Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich.), and Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) have launched efforts to restore the original intent of the 1972 Clean Water Act and include wetlands protections.
Visit www.sierraclub.org/cleanwater to read the report.