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LCV Statement on President Trump Signing the Stream Protection Rule CRA into Law

Feb 16, 2017

Seth Stein, (202) 454-4573, or

Washington D.C. — In response to President Trump signing the Congressional Review Act “Resolution of Disapproval” of the Stream Protection Rule into law, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

“The pen of President Trump strikes again—this time depriving people of commonsense protections for our drinking water from toxic coal mining waste, forever. When Trump put his signature on this extreme law, he handed Big Polluters a free pass to dump their dangerous pollution into our drinking water. Although he claimed to support ‘crystal clear water’ his actions as president have deprived communities of their fundamental right to clean water. LCV will continue to fight against these attempts to curry favor with special interests at the cost of the health and safety of the people and our environment.”