Action alert: Help block the Dirty Water Act of 2011 (HR 2018)VOTE NO!

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Action alert: Help block the Dirty Water Act of 2011 (HR 2018)
Published on June 28, 2011

A new bill called the Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act would gut the Clean Water Act by giving the states, rather than the EPA, the ultimate decision-making authority over our nations water quality standards.
The Clean Water Act (CWA) was created because States were not doing their job to protect our water resources. Thanks to the CWA 30+ years later water quality in the US has improved (we do not have rivers catching on fire) and this is something to celebrate.


Spokane River west of SpokaneNow Washington wants to remove power by the EPA to enforce the CWA. This is a terrible plan and moves us in the absolute wrong direction. Waterkeepers across the United States are mobilizing to protect the Clean Water Act and our birth right to swimmable, fishable, drinkable water.

This bill just passed committee (6/22) and we have to act fast. Notice of this markup was only posted the day of the vote, giving little chance for citizen input. Passage of this bill on the floor will have deleterious impacts on the Spokane River and on our nations clean water; and would create regulatory uncertainty that polluters are seeking.

Please ACT NOW and call your Congressperson and urge them to oppose on HR 2018, The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011.
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Take action today lets ask our Congressional Representative to vote NO on this blatant attempt to weaken the Clean Water Act.
Please consider taking one of two actions right now.
1) click on the following link to fill out a web form to submit a pre-written letter http://ilovemountains.org/dirty-water-act-2011
2) take the below message and send it yourself either as is, or with your own edits or perspectives.
You can find your Representative by searching with your zip code at https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml

Big Coals allies in Congress are determined to undermine the EPA, not just on coal mining, but on greenhouse gas regulations, water quality standards, and clean air act laws. Your dedication has made all our progress in protecting Appalachia possible. Dont let Congress take that all away with one vote. Please ACT NOW and call your Congressperson and urge them to oppose on HR 2018, The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011.

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Message is below:

Subject Please oppose The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011, HR 2018
The Clean Water Act is one of our nations most important and fundamental laws. Just this week, an attempt to weaken this landmark legislation was passed in the Transportation and Infrastructure committee in the form of The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011, HR 2018. Notice of this markup was only posted the day of the vote, giving little chance for citizen input. Passage of this bill on the floor will hav

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Please do not undermine the EPA. Uphold the CLEAN WATER ACT!