EPA’s New WOTUS Rule Leaves Montana’s Waterways Vulnerable to Pollution

Miles of Waterways Now Excluded from Federal Protection This week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a new Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule after the Supreme Court ruled in the Sackett v. EPA wetlands litigation in May 2023….

Supreme Court Guts Clean Water Act Protections

The U.S. Supreme Court dramatically curtailed Clean Water Act protections with its ruling in Sackett v. EPA, favoring polluters over the health of wetlands and headwater creeks across Montana and the nation.  Let’s back up. What was the Sackett v….

Biden EPA Pushes to Repeal Trump Administration’s Dirty Water Rule

The EPA announced its intent to revise ‘Waters of the United States,’ restoring protections to more than half of Montana’s waterways. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced their intent to revise the definition of “waters of the United States”…

Proposed Clean Water Act Rule & Montana’s Waterways

Last Friday we joined Waterkeeper Alliance in submitting these technical comments to the Environmental Protection Agency concerning its proposed, revised rules defining the jurisdiction of the federal Clean Water Act. We support the Proposed Rule to the extent that it maintains…