STATEMENT: Mr. President Repeal The Dirty Water Rule, Now

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Jun 10, 2021

For Immediate Release

Press Contact: Kristian Ramos, comms@greenlatinos.org

Mr. President Repeal The Dirty Water Rule, Now

Colorado - The EPA announced that they will begin the process of repealing the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule otherwise known as the Dirty Water Rule. Although this is an important first step and we agree the unlawful rule should be repealed, today’s announcement continues to leave our nation’s waters in jeopardy. Every day the Dirty Water Rule is allowed to stay in effect threatens the health of our waterways and the communities that rely on them.


In response to this new report, GreenLatinos Water Equity and Ocean Program Manager Mariana Del Valle Prieto Cervantes released the following statement:

“President Biden has demonstrated a commitment to deliver clean drinking water to all, combat the climate crisis, protect our country’s waterways, and fight for racial equity and justice.

This vision cannot happen while the Trump administration’s Dirty Water Rule remains in place. Latinos are disproportionately hurt by polluted and unclean water. The Dirty Water Rule is already harming our waters and communities and threatens the drinking water of tens of millions of people while giving corporate polluters a free pass to contaminate our wetlands and streams.

In order to stop the continued harm to our waters, the Biden administration must act now to repeal the Dirty Water Rule and restore clean water protections for the sake of the Latino community, all our communities, and our health, and well-being of the outdoors.”

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GreenLatinos is an active comunidad of Latino/a/x leaders, emboldened by the power and wisdom of our culture, united to demand equity and dismantle racism, resourced to win our environmental, conservation, and climate justice battles, and driven to secure our political, economic, cultural, and environmental liberation.