American Rivers • BlueGreen Alliance • Clean Water Action • Earthjustice • Environment America • League of Conservation Voters • Natural Resources Defense Council • Sierra Club • Southern Environmental Law Center
September 9, 2014
The undersigned organizations and their millions of members and supporters urge you to vote NO on H.R. 5078, the misleadingly-titled “Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014,” when it is on the House floor this week.
In a year when pollution led authorities to ask residents of Charleston, West Virginia, and Toledo, Ohio not to use their drinking water for several days, the House’s attack on Clean Water Act safeguards for the nation’s water bodies is astonishing. More than 117 million Americans get drinking water from systems that rely on water bodies that H.R. 5078 would make it more difficult to protect.