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Muddying the Clean Water Rule
Muddying the Clean Water Rule
Yesterday afternoon, Trump spoke in Nashville at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual conference. In his speech, which covered everything from the tax bill to NFL protests, the president called the Clean Water Rule a “disaster” and said that ending the rule “gave [people] back their property.”

But this isn’t true. The Clean Water Rule was an important safeguard that protected water sources that feed rivers, lakes, and streams and ensured that drinking water remains clean. The EPA’s decision to end this rule under Trump opens our streams and wetlands—many of which feed our drinking water—to pollutants.

Of course, you wouldn’t expect much else from an EPA that’s filled with appointees who have spent their lives undermining the EPA’s work.

Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 (Archive on Tuesday, January 30, 2018)
Posted by Jym St. Pierre   Contributed by Jym St. Pierre

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