WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 28, 2017) Today, President Trump issued an Executive Order rolling back the Clean Water Rule, which clarifies Clean Water Act protections that impact the drinking water supply of over one hundred million Americans. Following the announcement, BlueGreen Executive Director Kim Glas released the following statement:
“Protecting our waters, the most sacred of our natural resources, is simply common sense. Today’s executive order, designed to gut the Clean Water Rule, puts the health of 60 percent of America’s water bodies and drinking water for millions of Americans at risk of pollution.
“Hundreds of thousands of miles of ecosystems are now squarely in the crosshairs of bad actors, endangering the health of our environment and citizens. Keeping our environment clean and healthy strengthens communities and the economy. Today’s executive order is a clear indication from the Trump administration that our environment and our people come second to big business interests.”