Accidents Waiting to Happen – The Toxic Threats to Our Rivers, Lakes, and Streams

The Trump administration is in the process of rolling back the reach of rules that protect rivers, streams, and wetlands from hazardous and toxic chemicals. Public hearings on the proposed rules are set for the end of February. However, a new report shows that thousands of miles of waterways all across the U.S. are threatened by contamination from different chemical toxins, and the authors are calling for stricter enforcement of rules already in place—not less. And they’re also calling for even more—a total transition away from industries that use and produce water contaminating toxins.

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