01 Jun '12, 6pm

News: America’s Clean Water Under Siege by U.S. House of Representatives

News: America’s Clean Water Under Siege by U.S. House of Representatives

Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted against Clean Water Act protections for streams, lakes, and rivers across the United States. The House majority voted to keep a Dirty Water Rider in the House’s Energy and Water Appropriations bill, which would expose 60 percent of our country’s streams and at least 20 million acres of wetlands to toxic pollution and threaten the drinking water of 117 million Americans. The Dirty Water Rider was introduced by Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) in an effort to block the Obama administration from protecting waters of the United States, making it easier for polluters to dump their waste into our waters. The following is a statement from Earthjustice Senior Legislative Counsel Joan Mulhern : “We have never seen a House of Representatives so woefully at odds with the wants and needs of the American people whom they represent. Americans want ...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2012/america-s-clean-w...

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