Tuesday, September 9, 2008

How Clean is the Water You Drink?

In time with Brooklyn Green Team's Five-Minute Shower Challenge (to join the three-month eco-challenge email brooklyngreen@gmail.com "I shower fast!"), consider clicking on the below link to let your Congress member know you support the Clean Water Restoration Act

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 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 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.

Sources: League of Conservation Voters, CREDO Action from Working Assets

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