“At Sweetwater Travel, we depend upon cold, clean water to provide habitat and refuge for trout. The Clean Water Rule is a formalization of the Clean Water Rule that was in effect for thirty years until the Supreme Court overturned the rule in 2006. The Obama administration re-wrote the rule to comply with the Supreme Court opinion and provided regulatory certainty to landowners, developers, and clean water supporters.
Unfortunately, Administrator Pruitt and President Trump want to drastically limit the Clean Water Rule and its ability to insure clean water for future generations. Clean waterways depend upon clean water from tributaries that feed our rivers. Trout depend upon clean water to live and, importantly, on clean water in the tributaries where they reproduce. By stripping protections from our smaller streams, the Trump Administration and EPA are endangering our family business and, most importantly, endangering the future for the trout we depend upon for our livelihood.”
–Dan Vermillion, Sweetwater Travel Company