Senator Kirk’s Great Lakes Water Protection Act: Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

We’re not really sure what Senator Kirk is up to now. His Great Lakes Water Protection Act was always a bit sketchy in that it appeared to simply prohibit what the Clean Water Act already prohibits. Basically, Kirk’s Protection Act outlaws the dumping of untreated sewage to the Great Lakes by 2035. The Act would [...]

Water advocates, Illinois businesses applaud release of EPA’s Clean Water Rule

For Immediate Release May 27, 2015 Water advocates, Illinois businesses applaud release of EPA’s Clean Water Rule ILLINOIS - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finalized the Clean Water Rule, providing Clean Water Act protections for many streams, wetlands, and other bodies of water that are critical to our health, [...]

Join the #4CleanWater Campaign!

#4cleanwater is a social media campaign that gives voice to those who love clean water and know we need laws to protect it. Over the next several months, supporters of EPA’s clean water rule will use the hashtag #4cleanwater to tell decision makers that clean water is essential to our lives and to our economy. [...]

Stories Abound of Waterways Rescued by the Clean Water Act!

We often speak in general terms about how important the Clean Water Act is to keeping our public waters safe from pollution and destruction. A new report by our friends at Environment America gets up close and personal, with story after story describing how particular waterways have been rescued by the Clean Water Act. We [...]

LTE: Water rules not a threat to farming

Published in the News-Gazette on September 19, 2014: There seems to be much confusion regarding the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers proposed rules regarding the Clean Water Act. These rules generally referenced as Waters of the United States have been described as "the largest land grab in history" on rural radio [...]