Elizabeth Stanley

Don’t Water Down the Clean Water Act

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill in July 2011 that puts the Clean Water Act in grave danger by eliminating federal oversight of water pollution limits and regulations.

We must act now to make sure this legislation does not pass the Senate. Sign your name below to oppose this absurd bill, and we'll deliver your comment to Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid.

GOAL: 1,000 signatures

To: Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader
Subject: Protect the Clean Water Act from H.R. 2018

I urge you to defeat The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act (H.R. 2018) and ALL dirty water bills when they reach the Senate, and NOT to support any other efforts to interfere with EPA’s duty to protect our water and our health.  This includes policy-riders and other language in spending bills that would restrict EPA’s duty to implement laws to protect our water.

H.R. 2018 takes away important federal government responsibility for cleaning up and protecting our precious water resources. For nearly 40 years, the Clean Water Act has been a cornerstone of environmental law, ensuring that ALL Americans have clean and healthy water.  The Clean Water Act gave the federal government this responsibility because state water-safety standards were ineffective.

The U.S. Congress should not interfere with EPA’s mandate to protect our water and should insist that EPA and other government agencies do everything in their power to protect the Clean Water Act, our communities, and our health.

Thank you for your leadership on this issue.

Colleges and universities say "no" to bottled water

I'm excited to learn that 14 colleges and universities in the US have taken steps to ban bottled water use on campuses this fall.  I wonder if community colleges are following this lead, since that would really begin to impact the families and communities where the students live.  "Back to the tap" could be the mantra (and making sure the muncipal drinking water is safe and clean). I drink the water from the tap in my house.  Do you?

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