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Clean Water, Not Pipelines!

Help us protect state water quality authority

We are continuing to fight the expansion of fracked-gas pipelines that threaten our lands and waterways and that stand to heighten our use of climate-altering methane gas. As our latest legal challenge against Mountain Valley Pipeline developers moves forward, we are keeping an eye on the courts and Congress to help keep construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline at bay. We are also partnering with communities near the proposed route of MVP Southgate and near the terminus of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to educate landowners about their rights and build a strong movement to defeat these projects.

The Trump administration is working to weaken protections in the Clean Water Act. The EPA has proposed a new rule that would limit the ability of states and tribes to deny unnecessary and destructive fracked-gas pipelines based on potential impacts to waters in their jurisdictions. The EPA has a comment period open until Oct. 21 to hear from the public.

Sign on to our comment to the EPA asking the agency to uphold the critical role of states and tribes in protecting their own waters and not implement these changes. Visit appvoices.org/401-rollback to take action.