Action Alert: Urge Your Representative to Sign On to Support EPA’s Clean Water Rule

A vista overlooking Lake Superior. Photo courtesy of Sarah Morrison.

A vista overlooking Lake Superior. Photo courtesy of Sarah Morrison.

Representatives Dingell and Quigley are circulating a letter in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States Rule, also known as the protect clean water rule. We need your help in getting the rest of the Great Lakes Delegation to sign on! Please call your Representative and ask that he or she sign on to this important letter. The deadline to sign on to this letter is August 1, 2014. The Waters of the United States Rule will clarify which waters are protected under the Clean Water Act and will protect critical waters in the Great Lakes Basin – tell your Representative that you support the Rule because it helps to protect the Great Lakes.

You may contact your Representative via the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121

Or you can tweet them about the importance of signing on to support @EPA’s #ProtectCleanWater rule. Find their twitter handles here.

Talking Points:

  • The Clean Water Protection Rule helps protect our investment in restoring and protecting our Great Lakes by safeguarding vital wetlands and other waterways from pollution and/or destruction
  • The Rule provides clear and predictable protections for many streams, wetlands, and other waters while giving greater certainty to the regulated community by providing better guidance to federal and state regulators, which helps streamline the permitting process.
  • The Rule relies on the best scientific understanding of stream and wetland science to clarify the scope of the Clean Water Act, and enhance protection for streams, wetlands, and other waters nationwide.

You can read more reasons that the Coalition supports the Waters of the United States Rule here.

If your Representative would like to sign on, have them contact Dylan Sodaro in Rep. Quigley’s office or Chet Hodges in Rep. Dingell’s office. The deadline to sign on is August 1, 2014.

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