Long Branch, NJ - Today the Obama administration released its long awaited Clean Water Rule. The rule closes loopholes that have left the drinking water sources for more than 1 in 2 New Jersey residents at risk of pollution and destruction.Today's 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 New Jersey Director, Amy Goldsmith, released this statement:
Our waterways are what make New Jersey special.
They provide safe drinking water for our families, great recreation, and a critical resource to New Jersey's economy. But what if you knew that the streams feeding our most precious waterways and the wetlands surrounding them were at risk of pollution and destruction because of polluter loopholes?
Come out and support stronger protections for all of our waterways, and learn how the rule will impact our waterways and drinking water across the state and locally - and why your involvement is key.
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