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Beyer: This Dirty Water Rule Is A “Generational Setback”

Washington, January 23, 2020

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) released the following statement today after the Trump Administration finalized its rule to eliminate protections for wetlands, streams and other bodies of water:

“This reckless attack by the Trump Administration represents a generational setback in the country’s battle to safeguard clean water that will harm Virginians and the Chesapeake Bay. It sacrifices the health of over half of America’s wetlands, and puts the drinking water of millions at risk. Once again, President Trump and EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler are prioritizing the profits of corporate polluters over working families, businesses, clean drinking water, and vulnerable communities. We must not let this stand; House Democrats will continue to fight for clean water for all Americans.”