Act for the Clean Water Act,

American Rivers Action Alert


June 12, 2001

Source: River Network's RiverInfo

Tell Congress and your Governor that you want the Clean Water Act preserved and state authority to protect your streams maintained.

In a recent report, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recommended that Congress slash states' powers to implement the Clean Water Act and to protect streams from harmful hydropower operations. The proposed law change would erode the basic structure of the Act and narrow its
vision of citizens working in their own states to protect and restore the physical, chemical, and biological integrity of all U.S. waters.

FERC wants to replace that vision with its own subjective balancing of the public's interests in streams a balancing act that has favored profits for private companies over free and full use of streams by the general
public, and which has led to environmental devastation of water bodies across the country over the past 80 years.

Please act today.  Tell your federal lawmakers to leave the Clean Water Act's broad protections intact, and insist that your Governor defend your state's right to protect your streams.

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