It’s hard to imagine a U.S. House of Representatives more out of touch with reality. People support protecting water resources and getting in front of climate change and off of fossil fuels. Today, the Committee responsible for implementing the Clean Water Act passed a bill to block EPA progress in restoring protection to streams and wetlands. Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee passed a spending bill blocking important policy proposals on both these critical issues.
Out in the real world, our Protect Clean Water Campaign activities continue to demonstrate that elected officials, farmers and the public want to protect our streams, wetlands and drinking water sources.
- Over the weekend, Senator Mark Udall attended a “Celebration of Clean Water” event hosted by Clean Water Fund, the Rocky Mountain Farmer’s Union, the Colorado Renewable Energy Society and the American Sustainable Business Council.
- Today in Austin, Texas our staff joined Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Environment Texas at an event with top EPA officials to share comments in support of the proposed rule.
- Clean Water’s Eastern Pennsylvania Director Brooks Mountcastle had a compelling opinion editorial published in the Reading, Pennsylvania Berks Country today. Contrary to PA Farm Bureau, Farmers Do Support Clean Water Rules.