President Obama: Protect our Streams and Wetlands
  • Petitioned Barack Obama

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President of the United States of America
Barack Obama

President Obama: Protect our Streams and Wetlands

    1. Sponsored by

      The Izaak Walton League of America

Despite improvements in water quality since Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972, a whopping 53% of our streams and rivers still do not meet basic water quality standards.

What's standing in the way of clean water? Two Supreme Court decisions and policies by the last Bush administration that ignore sound science in deciding which waters are protected by the Clean Water Act. These actions dramatically weakened protections for streams that supply drinking water to more than 117 million Americans and millions of acres of wetlands that guard our communities against flooding.

To ensure clean water for all Americans, we must restore science-based policies that protect important streams and wetlands. The Izaak Walton League of America, with partner conservation and sportsmen groups, succeeded in convincing EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to draft new, science-based directives that actually protect the nation's waters. Unfortunately, President Obama has put the new policies on hold.

We need President Obama's leadership to get science-based clean water policies across the finish line. Sign the petition right now and urge the President to give EPA and the Corps of Engineers the green light to implement policies that will keep our nation's waters clean and healthy.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 4,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Juliana Schwarz ROCHESTER, NY
      • 9 months ago

      There's a finite amount of water in the world. We can't just do whatever we want to it and expect everything to be okay.

    • mark freedom CHICAGO, IL
      • 11 months ago

      Water is the blood of our planet. We are killing our planet and our planet will not be able to sustain life.

    • Marsha Colbert TUCSON, AZ
      • about 1 year ago

      I am a scientist and believe in the scientific method.

    • Lisa Helgesen GIBSON CITY, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      I love to hike and birdwatch and I want my grandchildren to have clean streams and wetlands to enjoy as they grow up.

    • Robert Stegmier ROCKFORD, MI
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because water is necessary for all creatures here on earth. Also none should be used in Fracking unless it is cleaned up afterwards


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