Clean Water Action Chalks Up DC Demanding Action on LWCF

Thursday, December 13, 2018
Save the Land and Water Conservation Fund

(Washington, DC) – Today, Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund organizers descended on Washington, D.C. to create a massive chalk installation encompassing twenty sites spanning from Capitol Hill to the Department of Interior. The sidewalk art installation is pressuring Congress to take immediate action to save the Land and Water Conservation Fund, America's most successful conservation and recreation program.

Despite overwhelming support from American voters, congressional leaders have yet to advance legislation to permanently reauthorize and fully fund the LWCF. Clean Water Action field organizers will spend today around the chalk installations engaging the public about the need to save LWCF and educating them about how they can help.

"This week we wasted time on President Trump's lies about the border wall when we could have been addressing the failure of his administration and Congress to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, putting our land and water at risk for generations to come," said

Brent Bolin, Political Director at Clean Water Action.

More information about the Clean Water Action campaign to save the LWCF can be found here.

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Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund have worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. We will protect clean water in the face of attacks from a polluter friendly Administration and Congress.

 

Michael Kelly
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