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Dear Administrator Wheeler and Assistant Secretary James:
As nurses and nursing students we strongly oppose any proposal that eliminates or weakens the Clean Water Rule, which provides critical clean water protections. Upstream headwaters and wetlands are important sources of freshwater and provide drinking water for 1 in 3 Americans. The Clean Water Rule provides a framework for the EPA and public health and water officials to address public health threats from upstream contamination.
Repealing the Clean Water Rule is an assault on basic protections for clean water. Clean and safe drinking water is vital for health, communities, and the economy.
We recognize that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is a public health agency. Now is the time for EPA to put public health first and scrap plans to repeal this science-based, common-sense regulation that will protect the drinking waters for millions of Americans.