March 27, 2008

Activism: Clean water action!!

Dear Virginia,

Don't let polluters contaminate your drinking water.

Urge Congress to support the Clean Water Restoration Act Today!

How clean is the water you drink?

The Clean Water Act of 1972 implemented broad federal protections for all our nation's waters. But misguided Supreme Court rulings in 2001 and 2006 opened the door for polluters to contaminate various waters that had previously been protected – putting the drinking water for millions at risk!

Now, Congress has an opportunity to restore the original protections of the Clean Water Act with the Clean Water Restoration Act.

Contact your Members of Congress TODAY to insist that they support the Clean Water Restoration Act.

This legislation may seem like a no-brainer, but House and Senate Members are under pressure from developers and corporate polluters to allow them to continue to contaminate our precious water supplies.

This reckless contamination has put the drinking water for more than 110 million Americans in jeopardy!

If enacted, the Clean Water Restoration Act would restore the scope of protections Congress intended when the Clean Water Act was written. It would:

  • Restore protections to drinking water at risk for contamination.
  • Streamline enforcement among Federal, state and local governments providing better protection of sensitive areas.
  • Help ensure water and wetlands used for recreation and animal habitats are kept free of contamination, disease and bacteria.

Click here now to tell your representatives in Congress to support the Clean Water Restoration Act.

With the drinking water for millions at risk for contamination, Congress has an obligation to restore the protections that the Clean Water Act intended over thirty years ago. Please take action today.

Thank you,

Gene Karpinski
League of Conservation Voters

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