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LCV Statement on US Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit Stay of EPA Clean Water Rule

Contact: Seth Stein, (202) 454-4573 or

October 9, 2015  

Washington, DC – Today, the US Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit issued a stay blocking the EPA and Army Corps’ Clean Water Rule. In response, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:

“We strongly disagree with this irresponsible decision that lets polluters continue to put the drinking water of one in three Americans at risk. Time and again the public has demonstrated that it overwhelmingly supports restoring these safeguards for the water our children and grandchildren drink, swim, and play in. For too long, legal uncertainties have created an unworkable status quo that jeopardizes the clean water our families, economy, and communities depend on. We hope the court’s final decision ensures these critically important public health protections are once again the law of the land.”

Polling for LCV, done by Hart Research, found overwhelming public support for the Clean Water Rule. The rule was favored by 80 percent of respondents, including a majority of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.


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