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LCV to Trump: It Doesn’t Take A Genius to Know Water Pollution Is Bad

Jan 8, 2018

Alyssa Roberts, 202-454-4573,

Washington, D.C. – League of Conservation Voters Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s remarks about the Clean Water Rule in Nashville today:

“It doesn’t take a genius to know water pollution is bad. Trump can boast all he wants about gutting drinking water protections for 117 million people, but even an elementary schooler knows you can’t have clean rivers and lakes downstream without protecting the upstream waters that feed into them.

“By rolling back the Clean Water Rule and again denying basic science in favor of profits for his Big Polluter buddies, Trump is putting our families, communities, and economy at risk. Everyone deserves clean drinking water – nothing less.”