Don't Let Dirty Politics Spill Into Your Clean Water
As we get ready to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water
Act, we are seeing yet another attempt to gut the protections that
keep your drinking water safe.
This week, your Senators will vote on an amendment to the Energy and
Water Development Appropriations bill (H.R. 2354) that would
effectively prevent the Army Corps of Engineers from clarifying which
waters it can protect under the Clean Water Act.
Act now tell your Senators to oppose this amendment which puts
polluters before people by threatening critical protections for our
Supreme Court decisions on the Clean Water Act have created confusion
over what waterways can be protected. Because of that confusion, more
than 10,000 wetlands, streams, rivers, and lakes (including over 5,000
sources of public drinking water supplies) were declared unprotected
by the Army Corps of Engineers since 2001.
Stopping the Corps from addressing and clarifying the scope of the
Clean Water Act will only put more of the water resources we rely upon
for our drinking water and healthy rivers, lakes, and streams at risk.
Your Senators need to hear from you. Click here to send a message to
the Senate today insisting that they reject this dirty water amendment. http://act.americanrivers.org/site/R?i=36kY2Ir5OtRysrgwdCUCZQ It's up to us all to stand up for clean water and stop the
assault on our environmental laws. Please take action right now.
For the rivers,
Senior Director, Clean Water Program,