7 Videos Inspiring Clean Water Support
The Clean Water Act protects many of America’s most majestic waters and provides the opportunity for millions of Americans to fish, swim, hunt, play, and drink clean water. Over 42 years after the passage of the Clean Water Act, the U.S. is still struggling to protect waters both upstream and downstream. Inspired by a recent rule proposal that would restore historical protections for two million miles of streams and 20 million acres of wetlands, here’s a look at a few videos that demonstrate why we should continue to support the Clean Water Act.
#1) The 10 Best Lakes in the U.S.
This video documents some of the most beautiful lakes in the U.S. spanning from California and Nevada’s Lake Tahoe to Lake Placid in New York. The video montage captures the remarkable wonder of America’s lakes, and provides a visual reminder of the value of protecting America’s waters.
#2) Do you Choose Clean Water?
Fact: 1/3 of Americans get their drinking water from streams that are vulnerable to pollution. The need to protect our many small streams is much greater than most people suspect.
#3) Toledo is a lesson in clean water for the rest of the U.S.
This summer, over 1/2 of a million people were not able to drink water from their faucet. The community of Toledo learned that we can no longer take clean water for granted. Now is the time for action to prevent future disasters like the one that occurred in Toledo, Ohio from happening across the U.S.
#4) Protect the Right to Explore
Witnessing a child explore nature is priceless and all children should have the opportunity to revel in the wonder of majestic rivers, lakes, and streams.
#5) What will we tell the children?
For the first time in American history, there could be a new generation that doesn’t know life WITH clean water. Most Americans today have not lived in fear of toxic water bodies and toxic drinking water. None of us ever should. That peace of mind should be preserved for all of us and for future generations.
#6) The Clean Water Act and the Clean Water Rule are good for everyone, including farmers.
The agriculture industry doesn’t like the Clean Water Act, but the industry doesn’t speak for all farmers. In fact, many farmers and sustainable agriculture groups have expressed support for the Clean Water Rule. Farmer Alfonso Abeyta wisely explains, “Farmers know everything is connected. You can’t grow food without water.” The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union is located in Colorado and is a vocal supporter of the proposed rule.
#7) Sportsmen Support Clean Water
Hunters and anglers value the proposed Clean Water Rule, and there are an estimated 1.5 million jobs that rely on the multi-billion dollar hunting and fishing industry. Hunting and angling traditions and the robust economy sportsmen support depends on a strong Clean Water Rule to support a strong Clean Water Act.