Leach received an 100% voting approval rating from Clean Water Action for his last two legislative cycles, making his endorsement a bit of a no-brainer.
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For Immediate Release: 4.28.14
Pittsburgh – Today, Representative Bill Shuster (R- PA 9th District) stacked a field hearing of the US House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to restore Clean Water Act protections to the streams and wetlands that feeds the drinking water sources for 117 million Americans, including more than 8 million Pennsylvanians. Despite the fact that millions of Pennsylvanians support action to protect their drinking water supplies, Rep. Schuster only invited, aside from a Department of Environmental Protection official, testimony from representatives from industries that have worked to weaken the Clean Water Act for 40 years. A coalition of environmental and conservation groups released this statement on the hearing:
Clean Water Action is the nation’s largest grassroots group focused on water, energy and environmental health. Clean Water Action’s 1 million members participate in Clean Water Action’s programs for clean, water, prevention of health-threatening pollution, and creation of environmentally-safe jobs and businesses. Clean Water Action’s nonpartisan campaigns empower people to make democracy work.
For years, Clean Water Action in Pittsburgh has been working to clean up air pollution coming from the Shenango coke works on Neville Island. The facility is located on a heavily industrialized piece of land less than one mile from densely populated residential communities and only five miles from downtown Pittsburgh.