Trump Administration’s Dirty Water Rule Vacated by Federal Judge

More than half of Montana’s waterways gain renewed, federal protection after ‘Waters of the United States’ rule is thrown out On Monday, a federal judge rightfully abandoned Trump’s Dirty Water Rule that eliminated Clean Water Act protections for thousands of…

Lawsuit Filed Challenging Massive Rollback of Clean Water Protections in Montana

Today we filed a formal notice of intent to sue the Trump EPA for eliminating longstanding Clean Water Act protections for the nation’s waters, including approximately half of all wetlands and potentially millions of miles of streams. The Trump rule…

Trump Administration Rolls Back Protections for Millions of Acres of Wetlands, Waterways

The Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule today rolling back protections for millions of acres of wetlands, vernal pools, and other waterways. The rule opens the door for more pollution and toxic waste dumping in rivers, streams, and…

The Trump EPA’s Dirty Water Rule Is Here, And It’s Bad News For Montana

Background The Trump EPA has released a proposed rule that will dramatically reduce the scope of waters protected by the Clean Water Act. This proposal is the worst rollback of Clean Water Act protections in history. The proposal redefines what…

Fighting Rollbacks of Clean Water Rules

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Push to Slash Protections for Waterways, Wetlands WASHINGTON— Upper Missouri Waterkeeper and partner conservation groups filed a lawsuit June 13th challenging two regulations that weaken Clean Water Act protections for rivers, streams, wetlands and other waterways, including…