Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. District Court for North Dakota issued an injunction blocking the EPA and Army Corps’ Clean Water Rule. In response, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:
“This is a terrible decision for the 1 in 3 Americans who have already been waiting too long for these vital protections for their drinking water. The District Court for North Dakota’s decision puts the interests of big polluters over people in need of clean water. Blocking the implementation of the Clean Water Rule leaves in place an unworkable status quo that jeopardizes the clean water our families, economy, and communities depend on. Time and again the public has demonstrated that it overwhelmingly supports protections for our waterways, including small streams and wetlands.”
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.