PHOTO: Edward Kelly, president of the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts, testifies before the MA Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.
Boston- Today the Obama administration released its long awaited Clean Water Rule. The rule closes loopholes that have left the drinking water sources for nearly 3 out of 4 Massachusetts residents at risk of pollution and destruction. Today's historic release of the Clean Water Rule is the culmination of more than 12 years of advocacy by Clean Water Action, its members, and its allies.
Clean Water Action's Massachusetts Director, Elizabeth Saunders, released this statement:
"We are thrilled that the Obama administration has finalized the Clean Water Rule. The rule ensures that Massachusetts' vital headwater streams and wetlands are protected now, and for our kids and grandkids.
After several years in the making, today the Governor released the Colorado Water Plan to begin to address the state’s future water supply needs. Clean Water Action applauds Governor Hickenlooper for investing in this effort and prioritizing water conservation.
“Clean Water Action’s members provided thousands of comments during the process calling on the state water plan to include strong water conservation, natural water storage and to not invest in costly water projects,” said Kathy Aterno, National Managing Director.