Our wetlands, lakes, and streams provide essential and economically valuable services, including flood protection and control, surface water filtration, groundwater recharge, and support for economic activity that depends on clean water and healthy populations of fish and wildlife. River otters in particular are in danger when our wetlands and streams become polluted and are destroyed.
I applaud the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for using peer-reviewed scientific studies to document how wetlands and headwater streams impact the integrity of our rivers, lakes, and bays. Furthermore, I strongly support the Obama Administration relying on science to inform and advance a transparent rule-making process to protect these streams and wetlands.
This petition closed almost 2 years ago
The EPA is proposing a rule to ensure healthy streams and wetlands for the wildlife that depends on them. It's a step in the right direction, but it's up to you to show support. Take action!