Corporate polluters and their friends in Congress are pushing an extreme agenda to roll back vital laws, regulations, and funding that protect clean water, reduce air pollution, and fight climate change. Please urge your representatives in Congress to stand up for commonsense protections, and to reject budget cuts that undermine vital safeguards.
Commonsense initiatives like the Clean Water Rule and bedrock laws like the Clean Water Act must be protected, yet the Trump Administration and some members of Congress have proven they care more about protecting their corporate polluter friends than our water or air.
What’s at Stake
The Clean Water Rule: The Clean Water Rule is vital to protecting the health of our nation’s rivers, lakes, and bays. The Rule clarified protections for the network of small streams and wetlands that flow into them. We must protect these vital resources:
- The drinking water sources for over 117 million Americans. One in three Americans get drinking water from public systems that rely on headwater and seasonal streams.
- 20 million acres of wetlands that provide flood protection, recharge groundwater supplies, filter pollution, and provide essential wildlife habitat.
- More than half of all stream miles in the United States. Many of these streams provide critical habitat for fish and other aquatic life and feed into rivers, lakes, and bays.
EPA's Budget: The Republican agenda calls for drastic cuts to EPA's budget, despite years of under- funding the agency. Budget cuts would erode EPA's ability to enforce our environmental laws, protect public health, and respond to disasters, such as chemical spills or lead contamination. Instead of slashing its budget, Congress should increase funding for EPA, to help ensure clean water, clean air and to preserve climate protections.
Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF): Authorization for the nation’s most successful conservation and recreation program, the LWCF, expired September 30. Failure by Congress to save this essential program will put the outdoor places we love and America’s recreational economy at extreme risk.
TAKE ACTION NOW: Send a message to your elected officials today!