Clean Water Act Programs

Clean Water Act programs are responsible for 45 years of progress in cleaning up and protecting our nation’s vital water resources. I will oppose Administration actions, legislation or spending bill amendments (riders) that will roll back important progress like the 2015 Clean Water Rule that protects nearly 10,000 stream miles in Pennsylvania which serve as sources of drinking water and recreation as well as support many diverse job sectors, like small local breweries. It is a shame that Congress never made the Clean Water Rule law and it had to be implemented courageously and responsibly by executive order under President Obama. If elected, I will fight to reinstate these critical protections of our water quality, waterways, streams and wetlands into permanent legislation that cannot be overturned by executive order.