LETTER: Environmental Organizations Urge Congress to Act on Water Infrastructure

Mika Hyer, mhyer@lcv.org, 940-783-2230

On Monday, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) led the following environmental group coalition letter to Congress urging them to support  S.914, the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act, which is an important step on the path towards providing all communities in this country with access to clean, safe, and affordable water through authorizing funds to replace lead service lines, the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds — a pilot program at EPA for low-income water assistance, and funding for rural and disadvantaged communities, among other measures. LCV will strongly be considering this vote in the 2021 National Environmental Scorecard.

In addition to LCV, the groups who signed on are: Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie, Alliance for the Great Lakes, American Littoral Society, American Rivers, American Sustainable Business Council, Anthropocene Alliance, Black Women’s Health Imperative, Cahaba River Society, Clean Water Action, Clean Water Action Minnesota, Earthjustice, Endangered Habitats League, Environment America, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Law & Policy Center, For Love of Water (FLOW), Great Egg Harbor Watershed Association, GreenLatinos, Healthy Gulf, Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters, USA-JPIC, Illinois Council of Trout Unlimited, Leadership Team, U.S. Province of the School Sisters of St. Francis Sisters of St. Francis, United, League of Conservation Voters, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, National Coalition for Legislation on Affordable Water (NCLAWATER), National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association, National Parks Conservation Association, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, Ohio Environmental Council, Onondaga Audubon, Religious Coalition for the Great Lakes, Sierra Club, Southern Environmental Law Center, Surfrider Foundation, and Waterkeeper Alliance.

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