The flyer in the link above provides a concise overview of what is happening at this very moment in our country. If you want to know more, you can also visit https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/393736-five-things-to-know-about-repealing-obamas-water-rule.
The Clean Water Act has done wonders for the health of our nation’s water, the most famous example probably being the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland.
Photo: Cleveland State University Library
The Cuyahoga River was once one of the most polluted rivers in the United States. It has caught fire a total of 13 times dating back to 1868, including the blaze seen above in 1952 which caused over $1.3 million in damages. It is now one of the 14 heritage rivers of the US, and though it still suffers from urban runoff and sewer overflows it has paved the way to a more promising future for itself and the rest of the river systems across the United States.
Now that protection is threatened, and WE CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Being an active and vocal part of our government is our right, and we’re here to help make it easier.
You can post a comment on the Federal Registry to make your voice heard. The EPA must read every comment. Comments can serve as a basis for legal challenge if not reviewed. However, template comments will be overlooked, so make the comment your own and don’t be afraid to do your own research, as well!
The website for the direct docket is at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA-HQ-OW-2018-0149-0003
When you click on the link, it will take you to the page with the brunt of all the information regarding the issue. Simply click on the Comment Now! button located in the upper right-hand corner.
Want to do more? You can directly contact state representatives for this and any concerns you have! Here’s yours!
393 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6324
Toll Free: (866) 802-2833
248 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4254
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
We hope this can help everyone realize that we the people have power. If you have any questions or comments for the BHCWA itself, please feel free to contact us as well! We have our Facebook page as well as several contacts throughout our website. Happy commenting!