Tell Senate Leader to block attack on clean water rules

Tell Senate Leader to block attack on clean water rules



The rules protecting our water from pesticide contamination are once again under attack. This time, the pesticide lobbyists and their supporters in Congress are using the specter of West Nile virus to try to reopen recently closed loopholes for pesticide use near waterways.
Take Action» Tell Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to continue blocking efforts to strip pesticides from the Clean Water Act. So far, Senator Reid has held the line. He needs to know we appreciate — and continue to need — his leadership.
We all know that West Nile virus is a serious threat to public health, and protecting communities deserves top priority. We also know from on-the-ground facts that pesticide spraying is rarely the best approach. Pointing to West Nile as a reason to weaken our federal water laws is simply disingenuous.
A court decision recently closed a longstanding loophole, bringing pesticides under the Clean Water Act when sprayed near waterways. As industry lobbyists know well, this national water law provides much stronger protections (and enforcement) than our old and weak federal pesticide law.


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