December 12, 2018

Duckworth Statement on Trump Administration’s Rollback of Clean Water Rule


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced a proposal that would roll back the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule under the Clean Water Act of 1972. Duckworth is the senior-most Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife.

“For more than 45 years, our nation has counted on the Clean Water Act to move us towards a future where all of our waters are clean enough to drink and enjoy recreationally. This move by the Trump Administration puts that future in jeopardy, and makes it easier for corporate polluters to contaminate our streams and waterways that hardworking families rely on for clean water and safe food. Our public health, our environment and our economy will suffer. We should be moving forward with protections for our water systems, not backwards.”