'New York can’t sit back while our clean water is under threat'

Sep 13 2019 | 02:22 PM

Healthy streams, lakes and wetlands are the lifeblood of New York State, filtering harmful pollutants from drinking water and serving as a natural defense against flooding and climate change.

The Trump administration's trashing of the Clean Water Rule puts our critical water resources in danger, favoring corporate polluters over clean water.

New York can’t sit back while our clean water is under threat: We urge our state leaders to bolster statewide protections of our streams, lakes and wetlands which are vital in providing safe drinking water, recreational opportunities, and a vibrant economy for all New Yorkers.

Maureen Cunningham

Senior Director

Clean Water at Environmental Advocates of New York

Max Oppen