This week, the
Trump Administration turned back the clock on 45 years of clean water
protections with its proposal to repeal the Clean Water Rule. The Izaak
Walton League of America, a national conservation group founded by sportsmen
and women, condemns these efforts to limit the effectiveness of the Clean
"The president has
said that the United States will have the 'cleanest water' under his
administration Š a goal shared by the Izaak Walton League of America, (IWLA),
said Executive Director Scott Kovarovics, “But the administration is
directly undermining that goal by repealing the Clean Water Rule.
“The Clean Water
Rule is critical to improving and protecting water quality nationwide,”
Kovarovics said. “The Rule is based on extensive science and common sense.
Common sense tells us it is impossible to improve water quality in our
rivers and lakes unless the small streams flowing to them are also protected
intent of the Clean Water Act was to protect all sources of water,” said Jim
Sweeney, president of the Porter County Chapter of the League, “It’s not
that complicated. To have clean water downstream, you have to protect it
is moving in the wrong direction on conservation, and its actions threaten
the $887 billion outdoor recreation economy and hunting, angling, and other
outdoor traditions tens of millions of Americans enjoy,” said Kovarovics.
“Revoking the Clean Water Rule only sets back efforts to ensure America has
the 'cleanest water.'”
information on this repeal, please read the full IWLA statement at