Connolly Statement on EPA Administrator Pruitt’s Move to Rescind Clean Water Rule

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Washington, June 27, 2017 | comments

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), co-chair of the House Green Dogs, released the following statement on EPA Administrator Pruitt’s decision to roll back the Waters of the U.S. safeguards:

“Administrator Pruitt has once again substituted his political ideology over overwhelming scientific evidence and years of stakeholder collaboration and compromise. This dirty water giveaway will have real consequences. 117 million Americans rely on these environmental safeguards for safe drinking water. 28,000 miles of Virginia’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands now will be vulnerable to pollution. Rather than dismantle the agency, Mr. Pruitt should recommit to its core mission: protecting our communities.”

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