Clean Water Action thanks Mayor Lee Leffingwell for taking a stand to #ProtectCleanWater and the drinking water supplies for 117 million Americans, including 11.5 million in Texas.
Pittsburgh - Today, the Pittsburgh City Council stood up for clean water and all Pittsburghers and unanimously passed a resolution in support of the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposal to protect clean water. EPA's proposal would clarify which small streams and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act. Clean Water Action commends the Council and thanks Councilmen Dan Gilman and Corey O'Connor for introducing the resolution (find the text of the resolution here).
The Senate will soon allow votes on a bunch of dirty water amendments to spending bills. One of these amendments would stop the Administration from finalizing the proposal to restore protections to nearly 20 million acres of wetlands and half the nation’s streams. More than 200,000 people have already said they support of these protections and hundreds more submit comments every day. We can’t let this undemocratic, dirty water amendment pass – tell the Senate that you won’t be silenced.
The Environmental Protection Agency is taking public comments on whether to close the loopholes that allow corporations and big polluters to dump unlimited amounts of carbon pollution from power plants into our air. This same pollution is already having devastating effects on water from Chesapeake Bay to the Great Lakes to the Colorado River and is putting our agricultural and tourism industries at risk.