The Trump Administration’s Dirty Water Rule removes protections for more than 90% of New Mexico’s surface water. Our state agencies can and should step up and fill the gaps to protect our water and the legislature must equip the agency with the funding they need to tackle this vital work.
New! In June 2021, the Biden Administration announced it will repeal the Trump Administration’s Dirty Water Rule. Read more from water advocates across New Mexico in our press release!
For up-to-date information on efforts to fight back against the Dirty Water Rule, visit Amigos Bravos’ website.
Check out the recent Vox News story about the impacts of the Dirty Water Rule on New Mexico’s waters.
Watch New Mexico Environment Department Director of Water Protection Division Rebecca Roose’s full Congressional testimony on how severely the Dirty Water Rule impacts New Mexico. Written testimony is also available.
Amigos Bravos, New Mexico Acequia Association, and the Gila Resources Information Project challenged the Dirty Water Rule in New Mexico District Court.
The New Mexico Environment Department joined with other states to file a lawsuit against the Dirty Water Rule.
California Water Data Challenge Dirty Water Rule dashboard chronicles the rule’s impacts to New Mexico, created by students Wesley Chioh and Ana Gomez Lemmen Meyer.
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