Your other DC Reps
Water quality advocacy within Tennessee is only part of the big picture. Most of our state laws reflect federal policy established in Washington, DC. That’s where you find the big players in environmental advocacy, such as Natural Resources Defense Council and Food and Water Watch.
TCWN represents Tennesseans both in Nashville and DC. By joining national water quality advocacy efforts and appealing to DC legislators, TCWN ensures that the rights and needs of Tennesseans are considered.
So far in 2020…
On behalf of Mississippi River Collaborative, TCWN drafted a letter to the US Senate’s Environment & Public Works Committee to advocate for improvements to the Clean Water Act’s Section 319 Nonpoint Source Program.
TCWN joined the National Drinking Water Alliance to appeal to the USDA to add a symbol for water to the MyPlate national dietary guidelines graphic, encouraging the consumption of water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages.
TCWN joined 98 other organizations to appeal to House and Senate leaders to prevent water shutoffs during the COVID-19 crisis and use stimulus funds to correct water infrastructure deficiencies.
Next up, TCWN – with Southeastern Partnership for Forests & Drinking Water – is leading the planning for a statewide forum on source water protection. TN Department of Environment and Conservation, TN Dept of Agriculture, Tennessee Association of Utility Districts, TVA and many more groups are participating. One of TCWN’s ultimate goals is to create a mechanism for the ongoing funding of water quality improvements in Tennessee.
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