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On February 28th, President Trump signed an executive order that will put large restrictions on which bodies of water will be subject to pollution regulations. But then his administration talked about how important it was for them to "promote clean air and clean water." [1]

The Trump administration should not be able to get away with killing off pollution regulations for our waterways, and then promote the idea of clean water. He is lying to all of us.

The original Waters of The United States rule was added to the Clean Water Act of 1972 by President Obama in 2015, and it allowed the EPA to more closely regulate what bodies of water were being protected. This meant that the EPA could help better protect waterways, and more importantly drinking water, from harmful pollution.

But now those protections are being left up to individual states. And as we all know, water travels across state lines like the Mississippi River and Lake Erie, which will mean that one state's relaxed water pollution rules could potentially contaminate another states drinking water supply.

"These wetland protections help ensure that over 100 million Americans have access to clean and safe drinking water," California billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer said in a statement. "Access to safe drinking water is a human right, and Trump's order is a direct violation of this right." [2]

When the President of the United States says things like "It's a horrible, horrible rule. Has sort of a nice name, but everything else is bad," [3] about keeping water clean enough for his citizens to drink, there is a serious issue.

The EPA should be allowed to continue to regulate our waterways so that our drinking water remains safe from industrial and big business pollution, it should be the federal government's job to help protect us!

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Dear President Trump,

It is extremely obvious that the waterways of the United States of America travel hundreds of miles and cross state borders constantly. This is why it should be the job of the federal government, specifically the Environmental Protection Agency, to regulate and keep those waters safe from pollution.

You say that your administration wants to promote clean air and clean water, but then you say that a rule that helped protect keep our water clean is a "horrible, horrible" rule. How can we trust you to make proper decisions on this matter when you contradict yourself?

For some 100 million American citizens, allowing individual states to manage their own water pollution rules will put their drinking water in grave danger of being horribly polluted by industries who only care for making a quick dollar.

Since it is your aim to eliminate this clean water rule, we all want to ask that you change your mind and allow the EPA to help continue keep our waterways safe from pollution. Without a broader protection from the federal government agency, we will have to not only be afraid that our drinking water isn't safe.

Do you want your citizens to live in fear that the water that is coming out of their sinks will be potentially harmful? Help us, and keep our water safe from pollution!


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Feb 17, 2018 Carol Brazee
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Feb 1, 2018 Rob Carter
Jan 28, 2018 Glenn Odagawa
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Jan 16, 2018 Katherine Mouzourakis
Jan 8, 2018 Joy Smiley
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Jan 4, 2018 Martha Jaegers
Jan 1, 2018 Diana Talbott Keep us and our children safe!
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Dec 27, 2017 Suzanne Ursula Lebon STOP KILLNG OUR PLANET!
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Dec 13, 2017 Catherine Brown
Dec 12, 2017 Sieglinda Preez
Dec 4, 2017 Janice Banks
Nov 28, 2017 Michalla Mitchell
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Nov 23, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Nov 21, 2017 Robert Furem
Nov 20, 2017 patricia remollino
Nov 20, 2017 Alexis Remollino
Nov 20, 2017 Terri Robb
Nov 19, 2017 Margaret Schultz
Nov 19, 2017 Roxanne Trombly
Nov 19, 2017 FRED KAHN
Nov 19, 2017 Robert Sanders
Nov 19, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 18, 2017 Jeanne Cambouris
Nov 18, 2017 Rachael Pappano
Nov 18, 2017 Maria Simao
Nov 18, 2017 Gilberto Simao
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Nov 15, 2017 Erika Somlai
Nov 15, 2017 Richard and Kim Rendigs
Nov 12, 2017 Erik Bjarnar
Nov 10, 2017 Lana Davies
Nov 9, 2017 Karen and Will Lozow Cleary
Nov 9, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please promote clean air & clean water.
Nov 6, 2017 Sue Jackson

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