Press Release ● The Climate Crisis
For Immediate Release: 
December 11, 2018
Contact Info: 
Annaliese Davis 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Trump Administration released another rule undermining the Clean Water Act:

“The Trump Administration is once again having Americans believe, falsely, that they must choose between a strong economy and basic safeguards to protect public health through this new proposal to undermine the Clean Water Act.  Since its passage in 1972, the Clean Water Act has helped prevent dangerous toxins from polluting America’s rivers, lakes, and coastal waters.  At the same time, our economy has grown.  But instead of building on the Clean Water Act’s protections, the Trump Administration is proposing to weaken them, putting corporate polluters ahead of long-term health and access to clean water for our families. 

“House Democrats, in our new Majority, will be investigating this Administration’s efforts that harm the public health of millions of Americans.  I look forward to working with my colleagues and with concerned citizens to defend the Clean Water Act and ensure that future generations of Americans can enjoy the bounty of our land and waters without becoming sick or losing their livelihoods due to pollution.”