Statement from Clean Water Action on West Virginia v. EPA

Thursday, June 30, 2022
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In reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision today in West Virginia et al.  v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency et al., Clean Water Action President Robert Wendelgass released the following statement:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision blocks federal government action to address the existential threat of climate change. Climate change is a water issue, a clean air issue, an equity issue, and a public health issue. Clean Water Action will continue to mobilize people and push institutions at the local, state and federal levels to support the transition to a fossil fuel free future and to protect our health, our water, and our communities from climate change impacts.”


Since the organization’s founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking, and people power to the table.


Jen Schlicht
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