Release More Information:
Clean Water Action's Statement On
Today's Great Lakes Proposal
Clean Water Action, with more than 295,000 members living in the Great Lakes Basin, is pleased that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today is promising funding for the Great Lakes Legacy Act. We have learned the hard way, however, that the Bush administration’s actions do not match its rhetoric when it comes to protecting our environment and public health.
Moreover, should the president follow through on this election-year promise of funding, the administration’s aggressive agenda to weaken environmental protections continues to undermine Michigan’s environment and the health of its residents.
Over the past three years, those of us who live among the Great Lakes have been overwhelmed by the Bush Administration’s proposals to weaken water and health protections. From his first month in office, the President has systematically sought to dismantle public health and water quality protections by
It is unfair that taxpayers alone must bare the burden of cleaning up toxic contamination while the Bush administration protects industries and other special interests that pollute our waterways. While the administration showcases an election-year proposal to provide taxpayer dollars to clean up the Great Lakes, the president gives polluters who are discharging and dumping wastes into our waters a free ride.
we need the money to protect and cleanup our precious
Great Lakes. But we also need we need a President who is committed to
preventing toxic chemicals from entering our water and our bodies in
place. We need a President who will fight each and every year to
lakes, rivers and streams.
-- David Holtz Clean Water Action 517-203-0758 313-300-4454 cell email@example.com