In the South, Water is a Way of Life

Call to Action

Protect Our Southern Waters

The Clean Water Act, the bedrock environmental law that protects our rivers, lakes and coasts from pollution, is under attack, threatening to make it easier to pollute our waterways.

For nearly 50 years, the Clean Water Act has protected America’s families, businesses, and communities by preventing unchecked pollution from contaminating navigable waters of the United States and protecting our waterways and drinking water sources. In 2015 the Clean Water Rule defined protected waters as streams, wetlands, ponds, impoundments, and lakes with significant connections to navigable waters.

Now an ill-conceived proposal from Washington, DC politicians would threaten all of that. It would likely strip protections from more than 60 percent of our nation’s stream miles—critical to the South’s unique natural resources as well as a $12 billion tourism industry. 

Help us protect clean drinking water, our way of life enjoying our fresh and salt water resources and our future. In the South, water is a way of life. Let's keep it that way.

Sign our petition here.


The Council on Environmental Quality is taking comments on its revisions to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) from harmful revisions that will gut the Act’s effectiveness. NEPA has protected you and your community from exactly the kinds of dubious and reckless conduct that happens when industry proposals get a rubber stamp instead of a hard look. That’s why it is so important to protect NEPA. #ProtectNEPA and #ProtectYourVoice.

Thank you for telling the White House to leave the NEPA alone by submitting your thoughts here.

Before August 20th, use your own words and write the White House:
• My voice should be heard for federal decisions that
could affect me and my community.
• It’s important to know the options and alternatives before spending billions of taxpayer dollars.

Click here to read more about the NEPA success stories.