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LCV Statement on EPA’s Investment in Lead Pipe Removal

May 2, 2024

Washington, D.C.— In response to today’s announcement from the Biden-Harris administration that EPA will invest $3 billion from the President’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to remove lead pipes, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Healthy Communities Program Director Madeleine Foote:

“The Biden-Harris administration today took another important step in delivering on its historic clean water agenda by investing $3 billion to remove lead pipes in communities across the country. There is no safe level of lead in drinking water, 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. Everyone, regardless of where they live, should be able to turn on the tap and not have to worry if that water will harm their family. President Biden and his administration have made critical strides to make this goal a reality and we look forward to continuing to work together to ensure all families and communities have access to clean, safe water.”