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Letter to the House – Oppose Any Environmental Rollbacks in the Water Resources Development Act of 2018
Alabama River Alliance ∙ Alliance for the Great Lakes ∙ Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments ∙ American Rivers ∙ American Sustainable Business Council ∙ Children’s Environmental Health Network ∙ Citizen’s for Pennsylvania’s Future ∙ Clean Water Action ∙...
Alabama Rivers Alliance * Alliance for the Great Lakes * Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments * American Rivers * BlueGreen Alliance * Cahaba River Society * Center for a Sustainable Coast * Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future * Clean Water Action * Conservation...
By Rob Moore Originally published here Over the next few decades, the United States is facing a $1 trillion shortfall in water infrastructure funding. To close this gap, more federal funding is needed. States could be doing much more to leverage federal funding they...
By Chione L. Flegal Originally posted here. For decades community leaders and environmental justice advocates have worked to bring attention to the water problems impacting low-income communities and communities of color across California. Together they have secured...
The bottom line is this: you’re either for clean water or you’re not. You stand with people across the country to safeguard drinking water sources or you want to protect the profits of special interests and corporate polluters.
Letter to the House on the FY 2019 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill: Please Oppose the Dirty Water Rider
It’s really this simple: a vote for this rider is a vote against clean water, a vote to expose even more communities to unsafe drinking water, a vote to limit the scope of the Clean Water Act, and a vote to allow polluters to destroy our precious waterways. Enough is enough: it’s time for Congress to stand up to protect clean water.
National Infrastructure Week: Equitable Infrastructure Investments Can Transform Low-Income Communities and Communities of Color
May 14, 2018 By Chione L. Flegal Originally posted here At PolicyLink, we know that smart, targeted, equitable investments in infrastructure can have a transformative impact on low-income communities and communities of color. That’s why we are excited to join equity...
Increase the Flow: The Need for Stronger Investment in Water Infrastructure and the Impact on Underserved Communities
By: Sara Schwartz, Science Network Mentor Program Participant, The Union of Concerned Scientists When news of the Flint water crisis broke headlines, 21 million people across the country relied on water systems that violated health standards. Unsurprisingly,...
Clean water, conservation, equity, and public health advocates speak out about the omnibus spending bill passed on March 22. 2018.
Clean Water Action – Congress comes to its senses for a moment, rejects Trump’s dangerous budget proposal
“We applaud the hard work of our champions in Congress who fought to secure funding and protections for our water and health. This is a testament to the power of the public ─ Americans demanded that Congress put our priorities first, not polluter profits.”
“EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is racing the clock to deny protections for our public health and safety. It’s grossly irresponsible, and illegal—and we’ll challenge it in court.”
“The Trump Administration is playing politics with our drinking water. By attempting to delay the Clean Water Rule, the agency is one step closer to repealing the rule altogether.”
“The administration’s constant assault on our waterways is outrageous and we will continue to defend our right to clean, safe drinking water for all communities.”
“Today’s action is an unlawful attack on the drinking water of more than 100 million Americans. Once again, the administration has defied administrative law by ramming a fatally-flawed rule through in a matter of weeks with no meaningful opportunity for public comment and no rational basis for the delay. The administration has left us no choice but to defend America’s waterways in court.”
“The Trump administration is showing it would rather rig the system against clean water and public health. This outrageous delay threatens the livelihoods of families, businesses, and communities that rely on streams, wetlands, and the drinking water sources the Clean Water Rule is meant to protect.”
“We urge the Trump administration to protect clean water and create certainty for stakeholders by swiftly moving to defend and implement the smart, targeted protections of the rule. The Clean Water Rule is still the law of the land and is still the best way to protect our nation’s waters, while respecting private property rights. We will continue to fight to defend clean water in the courts, the agencies, and in Congress.”
“There is no excuse for EPA and the Army Corps to continue delaying protecting streams, wetlands, and our drinking water from polluters. The Trump administration should do what any responsible administration would do ─ implement the Clean Water Rule wherever possible and vigorously defend it in the federal district courts. This would provide clarity to stakeholders across the nation while ensuring that the drinking water for 1 in 3 of us is protected.”
“The Clean Water Rule provides strong protections for streams, wetlands and other bodies of water that feed the drinking water supplies for one in three Americans. It also helps prevent dangerous flooding, helps provide habitat for the fish we eat, and supports a robust recreational economy.”