‘With many of our cities and towns living with unsafe drinking water, now is not the time to cut back on clean water enforcement.’

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (September 12, 2019)—The Trump Administration today finalized its repeal of clean water protections for at-risk streams and wetlands that feed into drinking water supplies for millions of people in the Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition strongly opposes the move.

“We strongly oppose the Trump Administration’s attempt to weaken clean water protections,” said Laura Rubin, director for the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition. “With many of our cities and towns living with unsafe drinking water, now is not the time to cut back on clean water enforcement. We need more – not less – protection for clean water. The federal government needs to step up its efforts to protect our drinking water, not scale back the rules for polluters. This move undermines efforts to restore the Great Lakes, threatens our drinking water, jeopardizes our public health, harms our outdoor recreation economy, and diminishes our quality of life.”

Since 2004, the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition has been harnessing the collective power of more than 160 groups representing millions of people, whose common goal is to restore and protect the Great Lakes. Learn more at www.healthylakes.org or follow us on Twitter @healthylakes.