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LCV Statement on Failed Veto Override of the CRA of WOTUS rule

Apr 18, 2023

Washington, D.C. – In response to House Republicans’ attempt to override President Biden’s veto of H.J. Res. 27, the Congressional Review Act resolution that would have weakened clean water protections, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Deputy Legislative Director Madeleine Foote:

“House Republicans simply can’t stop themselves from putting big polluter profits ahead of the health of our families and communities despite the unpopularity of their agenda. President Biden was right to veto this dangerous attempt to undermine the Clean Water Act’s critical safeguards which would have resulted in unregulated pollution and destruction of everything from small streams to rivers to wetlands. Now that their attempt to ignore science and what’s best for our health and environment has failed, we urge Congressional Republicans instead to work to ensure that everyone, no matter their race, zip code, or income, has access to clean, safe water.”

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