Voices from all across the United States are standing up for the protection of clean water. Check out what folks are saying this week about the importance of clean water in their lives.

A vote for sportsmen’s access and American jobs – The Montana Standard, 11/30

“Montana has a $1.4 billion hunting and fishing industry supporting thousands of jobs in the state. Many renowned American brands—like R.L. Winston Rod Co., Simms Fishing Products and Bozeman Reel Company—have set up shop here because of our world-class natural resources. If we fail to do the things necessary to safeguard those resources, we will be putting American jobs at risk.”

Politics and clean water – Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 11/29

“According to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, some 40 percent of Arkansas’ rivers and streams and over 30 percent of our lakes do not meet minimal water quality standards, in part due to agricultural and municipal runoff. Cotton, Crawford and Rutledge are willing to misrepresent the contents of the Clean Water Rule for their political gain when a large percentage of our rivers, streams and lakes–sources of our drinking water–are impaired and would benefit from the Rule.”

Maine voices: Dirty runoff into Sebago Lake shows why we need Clean Water Rule – Portland Press Herald, 11/28

“For years, Mainers have relied too heavily on trust and too little on smart regulation to protect our water. Sometimes we make mistakes, and our water quality suffers. If we can get water policy right, all of us benefit.”

Ensure the value of our water isn’t taken for granted – Duluth News Tribune, 11/27

“The Clean Water Rule protects the drinking water sources for more than 970,000 Minnesotans. Clean water is vital to our everyday lives, especially clean drinking water. Here in Minnesota, we are honored that the headwaters of the Mississippi River call our state home. We need to make sure we don’t take this for granted.”

Bennet protects clean water for sportsmen – Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, 11/27

“Many of us live in Colorado because it offers some of the best hunting and fishing in the country, and I’m no exception. We’re lucky to be close to many sources of clean water that are critical to sustaining our outdoor way of life. We’re also fortunate that Sen. Michael Bennet fights for clean water on our behalf.”

Our elected leaders must stand up to polluters – Port Huron Times Herald, 11/24

“Michigan’s similar poor water quality record is reflected in the Flint’s recent water crisis, with no immediate action taken by Gov. Snyder. But thanks to senators like Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, we might be able to have protections for waterways at the federal level.”

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