The BlueGreen Alliance was excited to offer our comments on the proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI) and specifically on proactive and equitable lead service line replacement (LSLR). LSLR represents a significant and scalable opportunity to support and create good, union jobs, improve the health of communities, and address environmental injustice by prioritizing those communities that have been disproportionately impacted by toxic legacy substances like lead. The proposed rule makes several key improvements in how lead in drinking water is regulated. However, our recommendations include revisions to key provisions, as well as new provisions to ensure the final rule results in longlasting and equitable public health benefits and supports the creation of good jobs.
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