13 Jul '11, 11pm

The House just voted to do away with federal protections for clean #water. Thank goodness Obama's promised to veto it.

Press contact: Bob Keefe, 202-289-2373, [email protected] If you are not a member of the press, please write to us at [email protected] or see our contact page NRDC: House Legislation Would Gut Clean Water Act Safeguards WASHINGTON (July 13, 2011) – By voting to pass H.R. 2018, a bill that guts the Clean Water Act , the House of Representatives would demolish the very foundation for safeguarding our rivers, wetlands, lakes and streams, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. The following is a statement by Steve Fleischli, a senior attorney in NRDC’s water program: “The House has unleashed the single-worst assault on clean water protections in a generation—part of a broader, ill-conceived attack on our air, lands, water and wildlife. “No wonder the White House said President Obama would veto this travesty of a bill. Similar bills deserve the same fate.” The Natur...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2011/110713a.asp

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