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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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Aug 17, 2018 Tina Mitchell
Aug 16, 2018 Catherine Hertfelder
Aug 13, 2018 Donna Holinej
Aug 12, 2018 Linda Tabb
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Aug 7, 2018 Sandra Backelund
Aug 5, 2018 Deanna Phillips
Aug 3, 2018 Elva Munro
Aug 2, 2018 Tonya Raikes
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Aug 2, 2018 Deborah Iannizzotto
Aug 2, 2018 Valerie Romero
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Jul 29, 2018 Wendy Green
Jul 29, 2018 Jan Flickinger the only rule that is horrible is yours!!!
Jul 28, 2018 Stacey Cannon
Jul 27, 2018 Dr. Michael Collier
Jul 23, 2018 Mariana Lukacova
Jul 22, 2018 Sae Magata
Jul 21, 2018 Laura Scherry
Jul 20, 2018 Nancy Willetts
Jul 19, 2018 Cindy Stein
Jul 19, 2018 Nadine Duckworth
Jul 19, 2018 John Hess
Jul 19, 2018 Daniel Weinberger
Jul 15, 2018 Marlisa James
Jul 13, 2018 Donna Salisbury
Jul 5, 2018 Denise Belliveau
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Jun 30, 2018 Cary Dennis
Jun 29, 2018 Nathan Kirby
Jun 29, 2018 Mary Aktimur
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Jun 29, 2018 Daniel Baldwin
Jun 29, 2018 David Parker
Jun 29, 2018 Artem Vyzhenko
Jun 28, 2018 Jelica Roland
Jun 28, 2018 Lauren Moch
Jun 26, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
Jun 23, 2018 Elise Buffie
Jun 17, 2018 Jennifer Brown-Hall
Jun 17, 2018 Jan Stark
Jun 14, 2018 Richard Bosboom

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