Protect Clean Water

Healthy Gulf monitors, communicates and influences water policies and permits to prevent or
reduce pollution

We support this initiative in 3 main ways:

  • Defend federal laws that protect Clean Water
  • Reduce the nitrogen and phosphorus pollution flowing into the Gulf that cause the Gulf Dead Zone and toxic algae outbreaks
  • Reduce pollution

These principles are put into action through our campaigns. Keep scrolling to find out how you can get involved and make a difference or learn more about how we work.

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Our Work

Defend federal laws that protect Clean Water

Participate in national coalitions to resist federal and state attacks on the Clean Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and other environmental laws.
Clean water is the basis of Gulf States’ economies, ecosystems, and community health. Protecting this water can be difficult, as the Gulf receives the drainage of 31 states. Pollution dumped into all of these state waters makes its way to the Gulf, causing issues all along the way.

The basis of protecting state waters is based on the Clean Water Act. While this law has been successful in preventing some types of pollution, we still see water pollution issues throughout the Gulf. Each Gulf State is responsible for implementing the Clean Water Act. This implementation has been insufficient.

Reduce the nitrogen and phosphorus pollution flowing into the Gulf that cause the Gulf Dead Zone and toxic algae outbreaks

Promote strategies that will result in less pollution in rivers that flow into the Gulf, particularly nitrogen and phosphorus pollution. Communicate to our members and decision-makers the causes and action needed to reduce major pollution events, like the Gulf Dead Zone and toxic algae outbreaks.

Reduce pollution

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Healthy Gulf advocates for the reduction of pollution in major rivers and streams that flow into the Gulf of Mexico. We support communities, especially BIPOC communities, in fighting new water pollution through community and technical support.

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