House Bill to Thwart Clean Water Rule Deserves a Veto

WASHINGTON (May 12, 2015) -- The House is expected this evening to approve legislation designed to eviscerate an impending Clean Water rule by the Obama Administration that would restore protections to tens of millions of acres of wetlands and thousands of streams that feed into the drinking water systems of 117 million Americans.

The following is a statement by Jon Devine, senior attorney in the Water program at the Natural Resources Defense Council :

"Make no mistake. This measure is the tip of the spear in an all-out assault by developers, Big Agriculture and the fossil fuel industry against efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to protect the public from dangerous pollution in their drinking water supplies and in the bodies of water in which they fish and swim. No wonder the White House has threatened to veto the measure."

Read Devine's blog on the House bill, "Act Now to Stop Congressional Attack on Clean Water Safeguards," here.



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