WASHINGTON – A diverse group representing a cross-section of business, conservation, the faith community, and affected cities and towns spoke out today in favor of efforts by the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to restore clean water protection to streams and wetlands that have been left vulnerable to pollution by legal ambiguities.
Speaking via media teleconference in advance of a joint Congressional hearing scheduled for Wednesday on Capitol Hill, four panelists each highlighted the importance of clean water and chided members of Congress for doing the bidding of big polluters rather than standing up to protect American families and businesses that depend on it. Continue reading Diverse voices speak out as Congress begins assault on clean water
By Michael Kelly, Communications Director, Clean Water Action – follow Michael on Twitter (@MichaelEdKelly)
More than 800,000 people called on the Environmental Protection Agency to protect clean water in 2014. Hundreds of thousands did the same in 2012. And 2010. And in the aughts. And every time you ask people whether we should have strong safeguards for the water we drink, the answer is a resounding “YES”.
As Bob wrote yesterday, the War on Water is back and many in Congress want to make it impossible to protect streams and wetlands. Which is weird because it’s the opposite of what Americans want.
Well, we can’t let that happen.
We need to make sure our Senators and Representatives know just how much we want to protect clean water. So today were kicking off a social media blitz to show our elected officials that we expect them to stand with us to protect streams and wetlands, not polluters to protect corporate revenue streams. Join in to #ProtectCleanWater. Continue reading Tweet to #ProtectCleanWater