Petition

Preserve the Lives of River Otters

About the Petition

Wetlands and small streams provide water purification and food for river otters. But these waters face threats because they’re not protected under the Clean Water Act. As a result, pesticide discharges from surrounding agriculture and toxic pollutants from industrial waste are seeping into these unprotected waters. And when toxic chemicals are present in water systems, they can stay in an otter's fat layer for years, making it difficult to reproduce and maintain their population.

Stand with the National Wildlife Federation and urge the EPA to fight pollution and habitat destruction in river otters’ wetlands and streams. Revise The Clean Water Act to include wetlands and headwater systems.

Photo Credit: pixonaut/Getty Images

To: EPA

I’m writing today to voice my concern for the survival of the river otter. Their aquatic habitats are being destroyed by human contact and their overall health has deteriorated due to water pollution.

I stand with the National Wildlife Federation in urging the EPA to fight pollution and habitat destruction in river otters’ wetlands and streams by revising the Clean Water Act.

Sincerely,

[Your name here] 

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    Jana Repova
    Czech Republic
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    Jana Repova
    Czech Republic
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    Rowan Allen Eyre
    United Kingdom
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    Deborah A. Niwa
    Meadville, PA
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    Gigi Christensen
    Minneapolis, MN
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    Rick Flowers
    Cumberland, MD
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    Patricia Edson
    Richmond, VA
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    United Kingdom
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    Long Beach, CA
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    Long Beach, CA
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    Long Beach, CA
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    Australia
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    Fargo, ND
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    Joyce Barringer
    Cambridge, MA
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