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Clean Water Currents | Fall 2023

In This Issue: Congress Should Protect People, Not Polluters! As we go to press, the U.S. Congress is debating the federal government’s Fiscal Year 2024 budget, environmental and health safeguards are at risk, and a government shutdown is possible. In the U.S. House of Representatives, the majority party has proposed budget bills that include severe cuts to programs that reduce water and air pollution and protect communities from toxic exposures.

Coming Together For Equitable Public Power

Driven by the green energy transition, communities are exploring these publicly owned models, which serve 1 in 7 Americans, and are seeking to understand the nuances of owning and running a publicly-owned not- for-profit power utility.