Showing Support for the Clean Water Rule

Voices from all across the United States are speaking up for the protection of clean water. Check out what these folks from Colorado, Ohio, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas have to say this week about why clean water is important for each of them. EPA regs clarify Clean Water Act – Helena Independent Record, 7/27 “The Clean Water Act has served Montana and the nation well. Its reach is now being pilloried for two simple reasons: raw politics and polluter profits. As for EPA accountability, we should demand as much or more from the industries and politicians engaged in spreading fear about a tool that has kept drinking water clean, wetlands available to soak up floodwaters and headwaters full of trout.” Senators must work to preserve Clean Water Rule – Las Cruces Sun-News, 7/26 “Clean water is essential to New Mexicans’ health, our happiness, and our economic vitality. From the San Juan to the Rio Grande, rivers provide us with drinking water. When that water is polluted, even at relatively low levels, we increase our risk of liver disease, kidney disease, and even cancer. All of us are affected by unhealthy water quality, but Latinos have been disproportionately so. For example, more than one-third of U.S. Latinos live in states supplied with water by the Colorado River basin — a major river system affected by toxic pollution.” Understanding why EPA’s water ruling under fire – The Coloradoan, 7/26 “Colorado is extraordinary for many reasons, but one of the most important is our position as the headwaters of much of the southwest U.S. With one or two exceptions the rivers that...

Showing Support for the Clean Water Rule

Voices from all across the United States are speaking up for the protection of clean water. Check out what these physicians, faith leaders, and others have to say this week about why clean water is important for each of them. Support efforts to protect clean water, health – St. Cloud Times, 7/19 “The new Clean Water Rule will help protect the streams and wetlands that are the headwaters of drinking water supplies for one in three U.S. residents. As a physician, this causes me great concern. Water pollution is endangering the quality of our drinking water and creating hazards in the waters we swim and play in. Clean water is essential for public health and that’s why the new rule is very important.” Who is protecting New Mexico’s waters? – The Taos News, 7/18 “Water is precious in New Mexico. Without clean water our way of life is threatened and our communities suffer. While the Clean Water Rule does not restore all the protections that were lost after Supreme Court decisions in 2001 and 2006, it is a good first step to restoring some of the protections that were in place for almost 30 years. It is these protections that guided the transition from rivers that literally caught on fire to healthy watersheds where species like the bald eagle and river otter once again thrive. Unfortunately here in New Mexico this progress is being reversed and our waters are suffering.” Must fight off attacks on Clean Water Rule – St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/16 “It is critical that we independently recognize and counter attacks on the Clean Water Rule, which are thinly veiled efforts for...

Showing Support for the Clean Water Rule

Voices from all across the United States are speaking up for the protection of clean water. Check out what these sportsmen and business owners have to say this week about why clean water is important for each of them. Clean-water-minded groups deserve praise, not blame – Grand Forks Herald, 7/11 “As a former Air Force officer, NRA member and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers life member, I find it troubling that one of the nation’s newest anti-hunting/angling outfits (the deceptively named “Environmental Policy Alliance,” a Washington-based corporate front that won’t disclose where any of its funds come from) is attacking hunting and angling groups for supporting efforts to keep our nation’s waters clean.” Protect our rivers and streams – Post Independent, 7/9 “As Colorado is starting to feel like summer, we welcome the warm weather by planning rafting, paddling and fishing trips. Our rivers and streams also help make our local kayak shops, outdoor outfitters and brewers thrive. What’s more, 3,772,743 of us in the region rely on Colorado’s rivers for clean drinking water.” Clean Water Act rules have strong basis – The Courier-Journal, 7/9 “In Kentucky, clean water is the backbone for our way of life. From the founding of many towns and cities along waterways, to our bourbon industry, our hunting and fishing opportunities, and our various agricultural sectors, you could argue Kentucky is water.” Encourage Senators Baldwin and Johnson to support Clean Water Rule – The Cap Times, 7/9 “From the banks of the Rock River to the arching shorelines of Lake Superior, ensuring Wisconsin’s waterways remain clean is too urgent a priority to ignore. In order to reinforce this...