House Approves Dirty Spending Bill that Would Repeal Water Protections
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House of Representatives passed a spending bill that cut funding for many vital environmental programs including clean energy investment. The bill also included a provision to repeal the “Clean Water Rule.”
Clean Water Action President Bob Wendelgass issued the following statement.
“Congress chose dirty water -- again. Members of the House sent a clear message that they care more about polluters’ bottom lines that the needs of their constituents or basic protections for public health and clean water. It’s especially disappointing that some members, who we thought we could count on to protect clean water, supported this reckless spending bill which cancels protections for the streams and wetlands that feed drinking water sources for one in three people. We’re going to do everything we can to make sure it dies in the Senate.”