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Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives and 1 other

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


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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.

Letter to
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
The Clean Water Act - one of our nation’s key pieces of environmental legislation - allows millions of Americans 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!

One particularly egregious example exempts from the Clean Water Act pesticide applications in and around public waters. Pesticides are designed to be toxic to living things. They contaminate drinking water and are especially harmful to fish and amphibian life.

This bill has passed the House and is now pending in the US Senate.

These bills are cronyism at its worst — gifts to corporate polluters at the expense of our citizens.

As a member of Congress, I urge you to protect our drinking water, from source to tap, from the impacts of pollution and to protect the Clean Water Act for the health of our communities and the environment.