Clean Water Action Statement on the President's Billionaires Budget

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Washington, DC - Today President Trump released the details of his budget outline. Clean Water Action President and CEO Bob Wendelgass released the following statement.

"This is a reckless and dangerous budget. It's also completely unsurprising. President Trump has made his priorities perfectly clear - he will put polluters first at all costs. The massive cut to the Environmental Protection Agency's budget would devastate protections for drinking water and public health. It not only undermines EPA's ability to carry out our laws, but any reduction in EPA's financial support to the states would have a huge impact on states' ability to safeguard our families and stop pollution. "

"It's fitting this travesty was released on the first day of March Madness  - it is the opposite of everything  Americans want. Poll after poll shows that Americans expect their elected officials to do more, not less to protect clean water and clean air."

"This budget is so outrageous that even Republicans in Congress are skeptical. These are the same Republicans who have been strangling EPA's budget for years. While we are likely to see a big cuts to EPA, because Republicans are committed to putting corporate profits before public health, the President's proposal most likely doesn't have a chance in Congress."


Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has 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