Wild Virginia has led the effort to insist that regulators, especially the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), enforce Clean Water Act requirements to protect Virginia’s high quality waters and clean up polluted streams.
We have begun a new campaign to reform regulations and policies that govern the DEQ’s use of water quality standards, one of the most important tools to protect our waters. We have identified serious flaws in Virginia’s regulatory systems related to these standards. These include the state’s failure to establish necessary criteria to control sediment pollution and nutrients that can cause damaging and dangerous algae blooms and its refusal to implement narrative criteria already in place. To read more about these issues, see this column from May 2020.
Wild Virginia will continue to advocate necessary changes, in administrative and court proceedings, and will educate the public to play its rightful role as well. We count on your support and involvement to make this effort a success.
– There are many ways to get involved and help out. Learn more here
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