Washington, D.C. - Today 53 U.S. Senators voted in favor of a Congressional Review Act joint resolution to nullify the Clean Water Restoration Rule. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a similar measure on March 9, 2023.
In response to today’s vote, Clean Water Action’s National Water Programs Director Jennifer Peters released the following statement:
“We are deeply disappointed that a majority of U.S. Senators voted in favor of profits for polluters over commonsense Clean Water Act protections for everyone. This reckless attack puts vital streams and wetlands at risk and threatens the drinking water sources for millions of people across the country. Ensuring clean water for all communities should always take precedent over the interests of corporate polluters. We urge President Biden to follow through on his promise to veto this dangerous, pro-polluter resolution.”
Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. Learn more at www.cleanwater.org.