Help Stop the War on Water
Congress’ War on Water continues with The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act (HR 2018), a bill that would gut the Clean Water Act by giving states, rather than the EPA, the ultimate decision-making authority over our nation’s water quality standards. This would spell disaster in states where mountaintop removal coal mining is practiced, as seen by the states’ poor record on permitting and enforcement.
In Kentucky and West Virginia alone, companies commit tens of thousands of violations of water quality standards that go unnoticed and unpunished every year by state regulators. EPA oversight is vital to ensure some layer of protection for communities and the environment, especially in states where politicians and the coal industry are deeply entrenched bedfellows.
Please ACT NOW and contact your Congressperson and urge them to oppose on HR 2018, The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011.