Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Protect America's Waters

I got this notice today about the need to enforce protection of America's water supply. Remember that we only have one water, one Earth -- pollution dumped far from you can still ruin your life.

TAKE ACTION: Protect America's Waters

http://action.earthjustice.org/campaign/cwa_0209/

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Two Supreme Court rulings, and a number of Bush-EPA actions, have turned the law upside down, opening up loopholes that polluters are lining up to exploit. It will take an act of Congress to restore this law's integrity -- and that's where you come in.

Currently, polluters are seizing on the Supreme Court rulings to argue that the Clean Water Act only protects "navigable" waters such as major rivers, thus leaving unguarded an abundance of America's streams, lakes, rivers and wetlands. We can't allow industrial polluters access to these vulnerable waterways.

The Clean Water Restoration Act, as introduced in the 110th Congress, would protect all waters from these polluters. If adopted in the 111th Congress it would restore clear protections to water bodies that were covered before the Supreme Court rulings.

But, before the Clean Water Restoration Act can start protecting us, we have to do our part to get it introduced in Congress and then passed into law.

Email your congressional representatives today and urge them to support a bill that will clarify and restore the longstanding protections originally intended by Congress.

Act now to ensure revitalized protections for our national waters. Ask your members of Congress to serve as original cosponsors of the Clean Water Restoration Act this Congress.
Tags: activism, environment
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