LCV Statement in Response to the Proposed Rollback of the Clean Water Rule

Ariana Valderrama, 202 454 4554, ariana_valderrama@lcv.org

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt proposed the rollback of the Clean Water Rule, which protects the small streams and wetlands that contribute to the drinking water of 1 in 3 people in this country. LCV President Gene Karpinski released the following statement in response:

“It is appalling, though not surprising, that the Trump administration is rolling back these critical protections in order to help out corporate interests. This rollback of drinking water safeguards would allow big polluters to dump waste into the drinking water of 117 million people. The Clean Water Rule is vital for protecting the small streams and wetlands that our families, communities, and businesses depend on, and we know this is the first step in the administration’s effort to gut the Clean Water Act itself. But just like the attacks on efforts to tackle climate change and the proposed rollback of our national monuments, and so much more, the Trump administration will face fierce opposition. The public will not stand idly by while Trump and his cronies try to decimate safeguards for our environment and our health, and LCV and our members are ready to fight to ensure everyone has access to clean water.”

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