(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation today filed comments on the proposed replacement for the 2015 Waters of the U.S (WOTUS) rule. Chesapeake Bay Foundation Vice President for Environmental Protection and Restoration Lisa Feldt issued this statement on the proposed changes.
"This action continues the Administration's assault on clean water. The proposal ignores EPA's own science, which was used to develop the 2015 rule. It also removes federal protections from many waterways and wetlands that have been in place since before the 2015 Rule.
"Maintaining the health of these waterways and wetlands is crucial to protecting downstream waters. And removing protections will make achieving wetlands goals and restoring the Bay more difficult to achieve."
For more information on WOTUS and the role of wetlands, please see our Wetlands Protection web page.