Assemblymember Marc Levine, chair of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife, released the following statement today in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army’s proposed rule to reinstate Clean Water Act protections. This decision clarifies what types of water bodies the federal government can protect from gross polluters.
“This decision is important for California’s seasonal streams and rivers. These waterways are environmentally sensitive and an integral part of California’s limited water supply,” said Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael). “This historic decision truly protects California’s waterways. I applaud President Obama’s leadership on this issue.”