This week, the Pennsylvania State Senate is likely to vote on a bill (SB 619) that would make it easier to pollute our waters. This bill would cut back existing regulations, fundamentally changing water protection in Pennsylvania.
Senate Bill 619 seeks to amend the Clean Streams Law - enacted in 1937 to protect Pennsylvania’s abundant water resources - to exclude from its definition of “pollution” any “accidental discharge, spill or release that does not cause a violation of” a limited list of 15 water quality criteria, such as temperature, color, and bacteria.
Take action now to tell your state senator: “Stop this senseless attack on Pennsylvania’s waters and put community interests before industry profit!”
Pennsylvania’s waters are an invaluable resource for drinking water and recreation, and bring significant economic value. We can’t afford the impact that redefining “pollution” and weaker protections would have on our water.
Urge your state senator to vote “NO” on this dangerous bill.
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