17 Apr '11, 5am

Can We Afford to Defund Clean Water?:

Can We Afford to Defund Clean Water?:

What would it be like to turn on the tap and not be sure the water was safe to drink? That scenario may become a reality in the not-too-distant future if Washington continues to under- and defund the vital clean water provisions established by the Clean Water Act of 1972 and the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1996. In the latest continuing resolution budget deal between Congress and President Obama, clean water protections were a big loser. A whopping $997 million was slashed from the EPA's programs for clean and safe drinking water . This comes at a time when the agency's Safe Water Revolving Fund is urging uprgrades and improvements in the declining systems which provide Americans clean water: "The Nation's water systems must make significant investments to install, upgrade, or replace infrastructure to continue to ensure the provision of safe drinking water to their 240 mil...

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