Another Assault On Public Health and Clean Water

Friday, February 24, 2017

Washington - Today President Trump again pledged to cut 75% of regulations and he signed an executive order directing federal agencies to create a "regulatory reform task force" and designate a "regulatory reform officer". Clean Water Action Campaigns Director Lynn Thorp released the following statement.

"The President’s assault on commonsense safeguards is no way to ensure that federal agencies are doing a good job implementing our laws.  Sweeping elimination of environmental protections will benefit polluters while threatening clean water and clean air. The President’s pledge to massively cut safeguards puts our drinking water and our health and safety at risk."


Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. We will protect clean water in the face of attacks from a polluter friendly Administration and Congress.

Michael Kelly