Congress: Protect OUR Right to Swimmable, Fishable, Drinkable Waters!
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Congress: Protect OUR Right to Swimmable, Fishable, Drinkable Waters!

    1. Sponsored by

      Waterkeeper Alliance

The Clean Water Act - one of our nation’s key pieces of environmental legislation - allows millions of American’s to reclaim our nation’s waterways and make them safe for swimming, drinking, and fishing. Sadly, the Clean Water Act is currently under attack.

A growing chorus of big polluters and their cronies in Congress is working to convince the public that the Clean Water Act is a “job killer” - equating environmental protection with economic disaster. The U.S. House of Representatives has spent this year - ironically, the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act - relentlessly trying to undermine the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and our environmental laws. They are taking direct aim at the Clean Water Act and seeking to strip the federal government’s authority to regulate water quality standards. They even want to weaken the EPA’s power to enforce the law and protect OUR communities!

During this 40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act, join Waterkeeper Alliance in spreading the message of clean water and healthy communities to Congress and beyond. Clean Water is a basic human right! 

Clean Water. Act Now.

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    Reasons for signing

      • about 2 years ago

      I grew up going to the beach every Sunday, I'd like continue that tradition with my future kids.

      • over 2 years ago

      Have you read Collapse by Jared Diamond? That says it all...

    • Eleanor Harris MILWAUKEE, WI
      • over 2 years ago

      The Clean Water Act has been an important piece of legislation that has helped renew some waterways. We do not need any undermining of the act but, instead need better enforcement to maintain this essential and LIMITED natural resource in a time of worldwide drought.

    • Cheri Briscoe MILWAUKEE, WI
      • over 2 years ago

      Everyone needs clean water to survive and be healthy. It is a basic need, not just a privilege for the rich. Clean water is not a commodity.

    • Nancy Mueller MILWAUKEE, WI
      • over 2 years ago

      We have worked to 40 years to protect our water. You do not have the right to undo that work. All of us, me, you, your children, my children and our grandchildren, NEED clean water. This is not a desire or a wish - it is something we need. Please protect our water in all the ways possible!


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