Enforce the Federal Clean Water Act petition online
The drafters of the Clean Water Act foresaw failures in 1972.
The CWA allows citizens to sue the EPA for not doing their own work or making sure the states do theirs. If the state agency is failing to stop water pollution and permit violations, citizens can file an 118a complaint letter to the commissioner
of DEP or EPA reporting the violation. The commissioner is obligated to look into the lack of enforcement and report.
I met with the President/Founder of Reef Check Dr.Gregor Hodgson at the Green Living Expo in LA. and we talked Ocean Pollution.
As well at the Expo was Mary Luna the NGO coordinator for the International Year of the Reef 2008, we talked Ocean Pollution.
I met with the Executive Director of Perry Institute for Marine Science Dr. John Marr at my beach cleanup in Florida and we talked Ocean Pollution.
Then I drove over the Roosevelt Bridge that stretches over the St. Lucie River from Stuart to Jensen Beach and saw a Black River of Death and Pollution as far as eyes could see. This prompted me to (a) find out who is responsible and report the pollution (b) draft a petition to Enforce the Federal Clean Water Act (DEP) and (EPA).
Many States have had success with inviting the EPA to Enforce their States disposition, not Florida, too much work, not enough staff….
Let the EPA know that you are concerned for the Future of our Oceans by investigating the Water Quality that exits to the Gulfstream Daily.
Sign this petition online, or download the Original.
Photo’s of the River will be uploaded to the EarthRehab Flickr site.