District of Columbia
Getting Toxic Sediment out of the Anacostia River
The Anacostia River corridor within the District of Columbia contains 15 miles of shoreline, 1,200 acres of green space, and a string of 10 adjacent neighborhoods on the river’s east side in Wards 7 and 8. Polluted and neglected for decades, the Anacostia River is undergoing a renaissance thanks to years of community advocacy.
Clean Water Action has joined with other organizations, representing combined membership of millions of Americans, to voice our opposition to anti-environment budget riders and our opposition to a federal budget that would slash environmental and clean water protections.
Americans should understand the goal of the oil and gas industry: drill, extract, and burn all the oil and gas resources it can acquire. The business plan is to burn it all.
On behalf of our millions of members, the undersigned organizations urge you to oppose H.R. 3219, the so-called Make American Secure Appropriations Act, 2018. This package includes provisions that are harmful to water and ocean resources, cuts funding for clean energy innovation, undermines safe nuclear waste storage, and attacks border communities.
Our organizations, along with our millions of members and supporters, urge you to oppose all damaging ideological riders in H.R. 3219, the “Defense, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Legislative Branch, and Energy and Water Development National Security Appropriations Act.
With year after year of record-breaking heat and historic degradation of ice sheets, it is reckless for the House to spend floor time voting to tie the hands of our armed forces and leave our military unprepared to deal with security threats posed by a changing climate. For these reasons, we urge you to OPPOSE the Perry Amendment #390.