It is time to put the “clean” back into the Clean Water Act. An important bill to the Great Lakes and all of this nation’s rivers, lakes and waters is circulating Capitol Hill right now the Clean Water Restoration Act (S.787) and we need EVERY Great Lakes Senator cosponsoring and voting for this bill.
Over past years, the scope of the Clean Water Act has been eroded by policy and court decisions that allow pollution to once again threaten our waters. We are asking anyone who cares about their drinking water or the water they swim in or the water they fish and hunt in and around to make a call to their US Senator and ask them to support this essential legislation. Specifically, we want Great Lakes Senators’ Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), George Voinovich (R-OH) and Arlen Specter (R-PA) to cosponsor and usher this bill into existence. These lawmakers sit on the Environment and Public Works Committee and it is time they were dialed in to this issue.
To get their digits go to www.senate.gov or call the Capitol Hill Switchboard at: 202-224-3121.