Impact of Clean Water Rollback on Chesapeake Bay Region

The Trump Administration’s proposed rollback of federal clean water regulations would undermine the Chesapeake Bay cleanup, in part by eliminating federal protections for at least 34,000 acres of wetlands and some headwater streams, according to a report by the Environmental Integrity Project.

“At a time when the effort to clean up the Chesapeake Bay is finally making progress, the Trump Administration is threatening to sink these achievements and endanger drinking water supplies across the region by weakening protections for streams and wetlands,” said Eric Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) and former Director of Civil Enforcement at EPA.