Reversing the Rollbacks

Protection of aquatic ecosystems depends heavily on meaningful federal environmental laws and policies. When the Bush Administration made numerous attempts to roll back these laws under the guise of "streamlining," PRC stepped in to defend the policies that help preserve watersheds.

Protection of aquatic ecosystems depends heavily on meaningful federal environmental laws and policies. When the Bush Administration made numerous attempts to roll back these laws under the guise of "streamlining," PRC stepped in to defend the policies that help preserve watersheds.  Click here to read a letter to the new Obama administration signed by many conservation groups regarding rollbacks that we would like to see reversed.

National Forest Management Act (NFMA)

The National Forest Management Act (NFMA) is the primary statute governing the administration of the National Forests.  Forest planning regulations developed in 1982 required the Forest Service to maintain viable populations of vertebrate species through its forest planning process.  However, the Bush Administration worked hard to eliminate the protections provided by the planning regulations, repeatedly proposing and adopting new deficient regulations.  Courts have overturned all of those efforts.   Click here to learn more.

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

Click here to read more about the recent misuse of NEPA categorical exclusions and about efforts to undermine the law itself.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

Click here to learn more about attempts to limit the types of rivers and streams to which the CWA applies.

 

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