We join the calls to fight all forms of racism and oppression. We are committed to tearing down the structures that lead to the killings of George Floyd, Breona Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. We’re also committed to listening to and partnering with communities and activists of color to end the everyday indignities, disinvestment, and increased pollution that damage the health and wellbeing of our black and brown neighbors.
A statement from Deanna White, Clean Water Action’s Minnesota Director, regarding the death of George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis Police Officers.
“The administration’s new rule completely undermines the core purpose of the Clean Water Act, which is to restore and maintain the integrity of our nation’s waters. It will put the health of communities throughout the country at risk,” said Jennifer Peters, national water programs director at Clean Water Action. “Even kids understand we all live downstream and that small streams and wetlands are vital to overall health of our drinking water sources. Instead of acting like drinking water matters, EPA is prioritizing polluter profits with this illegal and unscientific rule and standing its mission to protect human health and the environment on its head.”