Forty-two years ago today, on October 18, 1972, the U.S. Congress passed the Clean Water Act. Clean Water Action was founded that same year to help push for final passage of the law and to work for ongoing clean water protections.
Yesterday voters made it clear that we're done. Done with the status quo, done with our elected officials paying more attention to corporate campaign donors. Done with the stranglehold the oil and gas industry and other special interests have on our democracy. Done with nothing but rhetoric full of racism, fear, and prejudice from the President. Done with politicians offering talking points instead of solutions.
Last night, New Jersey led the clean water wave that helped ensure a pro-environment majority will set the agenda in the US House of Representatives. Garden State voters sent people to Washington who will defend clean water and take the urgent action we need to address the climate crisis. We sent a clear message that we expect our elected officials to prioritize our health and water, instead of corporate special interests.