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LCV Statement EPA’s Proposal to Reduce Lead in Drinking Water 

Nov 30, 2023

Washington, D.C. — In response to the Biden-Harris administration’s proposed rule to reduce harmful lead in drinking water, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from Deputy Legislative Director Madeleine Foote:

“The EPA’s proposed improvements to the Lead and Copper Rule are a critical step forward for families across the country who worry if the water coming from their taps is safe. There is no safe level of lead, and for too long, too many communities, especially low income communities and communities of color, have suffered the devastating public health and economic impacts of this dangerous pollutant. This proposed rule will have profound benefits for our public health by proposing to require all lead service lines to be replaced within 10 years and improve sampling, inventories, and education and notification requirements. We commend the Biden-Harris administration for delivering on their whole-of-government commitment to protect our communities from lead pollution, and urge them to finalize the strongest rule possible to ensure everyone, no matter their race, zip code, or income, has access to clean, safe water.”