URGENT: Donald Trump and EPA Admin Scott Pruitt announced the repeal of the EPA’s Clean Water Rule, giving polluters a pass to dump waste in our waterways and threaten the drinking water of 117 million Americans.
Trump and Pruitt’s attack on the Clean Water Rule is their first step towards gutting the entire Clean Water Act and the nearly 45 years of water protections that go with it. We can't let this happen. Send a message today to tell Scott Pruitt to keep his hands off our water!
Sign the petition here: It reads:
Dear Administrator Pruitt,
I am absolutely opposed to the proposed repeal of the Clean Water Rule. Repealing this vital safeguard will put our health and communities throughout the nation at risk. I strongly urge you to reconsider your position and drop the repeal of the Clean Water Rule.
This repeal will put the drinking water of 117 million people at risk -- that's 1 in 3 of us! Too many communities throughout the nation already struggle with access to clean water. Removing this protection for the bodies of water that feed our drinking water, filter pollutants, and recharge groundwater would make things worse.
As with many issues related to the environment, low-income communities and communities of color will be disproportionately impacted by removing this safeguard. Repealing the Clean Water Rule could increase water contamination. Contaminated water can cause a variety of health problems, especially for children. We have seen this heartbreaking and wholly avoidable reality in Flint, MI. Additionally, small and rural communities who rely on private wells, or whose water systems lack the resources to deal with polluted sources, will be hit hard by this rollback.
Protect our drinking water and keep the Clean Water Rule in place!