By Phil Dimotsis, Organizer. Follow Phil on Twitter (@PhiluptuousD)
Letters for clean water
Ed. Note: This is Part 1 of 2. See part 2 here.
Our grassroots canvass teams, the lifeblood of our work, have so far collected nearly 40,000 hand-written comments to EPA supporting their common sense rulemaking to restore the Clean Water Act. That’s astounding – nearly 40,000 parents, grandparents, children, recreationalists, home owners, farmers, educators, concerned citizens, and thousands alike have taken precious time out of their day to participate in their community to make sure our government continues to do right by us.
I’ve had the privilege to read and sort through many of these letters, notes, and drawings from across the nation and I must admit – to see such broad public support not only makes me happy as a clam, but also empowers those at EPA who are attempting to do the right thing and restore fundamental protections for streams, rivers, lakes, bays, and drinking water sources.
I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you some particularly poignant and simply stated pieces of these letters to EPA, which struck a chord in me – because as one man writes, these protections are “a no brainer.” Read the rest of this entry »