President Trump Guts Protections for Water - Clean Water Action Statement

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Donald Trump has signed the Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution to repeal the Stream Protection Act. It is one of the first bills he has ever signed as President, and one of several expected rollbacks of Obama administration rules. The Stream Protection Rule provided commonsense safeguards for the drinking water supplies for communities near coal mining. Clean Water Action released the following statement.

"It's hard to believe President Trump's claims that he is an environmentalist who wants crystal clean water when one of the first bills he signed guts modest protections for communities devastated by toxic coal mining waste. This bill is a giveaway to coal companies who will continue to profit while destroying streams and putting public health at risk throughout Appalachia. If there were any questions at all about the President's or Republicans' environmental priorities, we now know the answers. They will push a radical agenda and put water, air, and health at risk to protect the bottom lines of the fossil fuel industry and other corporate polluters."

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Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. We will protect clean water in the face of attacks from a polluter friendly Administration and Congress.

Michael Kelly
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