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It’s not just food: drinking water, too

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From an email received from the League of Conservation Voters:

It’s hard to believe, but polluters are actually allowed to contaminate your drinking water.

Why? Because the Supreme Court and the Bush Administration have sided with polluters to strip vital protections from the Clean Water Act. That means that dangerous pollutants like E. coli, bacteria, mercury, PCBs, and dioxin could be contaminating the drinking water of more than 110 million Americans.

But Congress can act today to restore the Clean Water Act’s original protections by supporting the Clean Water Restoraction Act.

Click here to urge your Members of Congress to support this critical legislation.

If strengthened, the Clean Water Restoration Act would bring back safeguards for drinking water and ensure waterways and wetlands are kept pollutant-free. Even a handful more co-sponsors would build the momentum we need to get to winning votes of 218 in the House and 60 in the Senate.

But legislators are under pressure from developers and corporate polluters to stay quiet on clean water. Why? Because even though these dangerous pollutants have been linked to cancer, birth defects, and other health problems, keeping our drinking water clean would cut into the big polluters’ profit margin.

It’s this simple: Congress has a choice between standing with big polluters and their big profits or standing up for the health and well-being of more than one hundred million Americans.

Written by Leisureguy

28 September 2008 at 11:36 am

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