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LCV Statement on Trump’s Attack on Clean Water

Dec 11, 2018

Alyssa Roberts, 202-454-4573,

Washington, D.C. – In response to the EPA’s anticipated rollback of Clean Water Act protections for the drinking water of tens of millions of people, the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from President Gene Karpinski:

“This despicable attack on our clean water from Trump and his corrupt administration comes as no surprise as they have clearly and consistently put the profits of polluters ahead of what’s best for our families,” said Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters. “However, with too many communities across the country struggling with health crises related to their water, whether it be lead poisoning in Flint or toxic red tide in Florida or coal ash and hog waste-contaminated rivers in North Carolina, Trump’s Dirty Water Rule is still an appalling rollback of critical safeguards for our waterways. It is crystal clear that we must do more, not less, to ensure every family in this country has access to clean and safe drinking water, and we pledge to fight this dangerous proposal to turn our drinking water sources back into the waste dumps of big polluters.”