January 27, 2016
Administration stands behind Clean Water Rule, after Congress sought to repeal
Thank the White House for protecting clean water with this action alert! Access to clean water is a fundamentally Jewish value. The Clean Water Act is a key piece of legislation that regulates our water resources, ensuring that all Americans have equal access to water, free from pollution.
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers put forward the Clean Water Rule to ensure that the Waters of the Unite States (WOTUS) are kept safe. Last fall, Jewish community leadership came to Washington D.C. to speak to their elected officials about the importance of clean water. Last week, however, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in voting to overturn the rule. The White House then vetoed the Congressional vote, ensuring that we will be able to enact the Clean Water Rule.