Come Heller or Clean Water: Dirty Water Rider Tries to Drown the Clean Water Act
Americans consistently list clean water as their top environmental concern. After all, water is life. It creates jobs, provides transportation, hunting, fishing and other recreation opportunities. Wetlands provide vital wildlife habitat for animals like waterfowl and river otters, flood protection for communities and clean drinking water. However, there was a time when our waters truly burned from the nasty sludge, slime and filth dumped into them. The Clean Water Act was created through bi-partisan efforts to save the lifeblood of our country, to protect our irreplaceable wetlands and water resources. Now, a partisan effort is attempting to undo nearly 40 years of safeguards for our nation’s waters.
Water resources are scarce in many regions, but big polluters are only thirsty for money. Introducing legislation that could destroy our rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands is bad economics, bad politics and just a bad idea.
Tell Congress that clean water is the only choice. Send lawmakers a message that Americans care about protecting the Clean Water Act.