The Senate Against Clean Water

By Lynn Thorp, National Programs Coordinator

Protect All our water!

Clean Water Action was founded to make sure we kept pushing our country to meeting the ambitious goals of the Clean Water Act.  That project is far from over. Next week the U.S. Senate will vote on a spending bill amendment that would move us backwards.

We’ve been working for almost a decade to restore water protections lost under what we have called the Bush Administration’s “No Protection” policies. Thanks to those policies, more than half the nation’s streams and 20 million acres of wetlands now lack clear protections under the federal Clean Water Act.

Next week’s Dirty Water Amendment would permanently block the Army Corps of Engineers from working to fix this problem, thus stalling all federal agency efforts.  This amendment would be a major setback. It would leave drinking water sources for over 117 million people vulnerable and perpetuate permitting and enforcement confusion.

The Administration is proposing common sense solutions to this gap in water protections.  We think it’s time to focus on the unfinished business of the Clean Water Act, not keep arguing about the definition of the word “All”.

Tell your friends and neighbors.  We all want clean water. Let’s do something about it.

Posted on November 11, 2011  | Filed Under Making Democracy Work, Protecting America's Waters | 1 Comment

Comments

One Response to “The Senate Against Clean Water”

  1. Eaton Filtration on November 16th, 2011 9:17 am

    Lynn, An excellent blog post to help inform people that are not aware of what is happening with the Clean Water Act.

Recent Comments

Connect to Clean Water

Donate

Blogroll

Search

Disclaimer: The postings on this site by Clean Water Action staff and volunteers represent the posters' individual views and not necessarily those of Clean Water Action. User comments or postings reflect the opinions of the contributor only, and do not reflect the viewpoint of Clean Water Action. Clean Water Action does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting. Clean Water Action accepts no obligation to review every posting, but reserves the right to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate.

Log in | WordPress