Blumenauer Blasts Clean Water Rule Repeal

June 27, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) released the following statement on the Trump administration’s proposal to repeal the Clean Water Rule, finalized by the Obama Administration. 

“As Republicans in Congress and the Administration work to eliminate health care coverage for millions of Americans, Trump’s also gutting protections for clean water.

“This is absolutely shameful. Everyone has a right to clean and safe drinking water – that’s why Congress passed the Clean Water Act in the first place. We need to be doing more to improve water quality at home in Oregon and across the country, not less.

“Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt have displayed little regard for that right, not to mention endangering public health and ignoring science. This Administration continues to roll back critical regulations in order to mollify industry polluters, undermining the basic scientific integrity of agency experts, and putting our environment at risk.

“There will undoubtedly be more attacks like these ahead. We must stay loud in our opposition to these rollbacks. The health of our country depends on it.”