Baykeeper Update

Ask Senator Feinstein to Stand Up for Clean Water

The Clean Water Act is currently under threat from a series of appropriations riders under consideration in the U.S. Senate. Fortunately, one of the most powerful members of the Appropriations Subcommittees voting on these so-called "riders" is San Francisco Democrat Dianne Feinstein. Please contact her and thank her for being a supporter of clean water in the past and urge her to vote NO on all appropriations riders.

Contact Her Office by Phone

Dial (202) 224-3841.

Sample script:

My name is [first and last name] from [city], California.

I am calling to urge Senator Feinstein to oppose all budget appropriation riders that threaten clean water. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies is considering appropriations bills for the Department of Interior and Environmental Protection Agency. I am particularly concerned about H.R. 2018, which would dramatically undermine the authority of the federal government to protect our nation’s waterways and public health. Please defend the public’s right to clean water by removing all attempts to gut the Clean Water Act from the Appropriations Bill.

Thank you for your time.

Contact Her Office by Email

Go to: http://feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me

General Topic of Your Message: Select “Energy/Water”

Sample message content:

Re: Please VOTE NO on all budget appropriation riders that threaten clean water!

Dear Senator Feinstein,

I am writing to urge you to oppose all budget appropriation riders that threaten clean water. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies is considering appropriations bills for the Department of Interior and Environmental Protection Agency. I am particularly concerned about H.R. 2018, which would dramatically undermine the authority of the federal government to protect our nation’s waterways and public health. Please defend the public’s right to clean water by removing all attempts to gut the Clean Water Act from the Appropriations Bill.

 

Read more background on the threat to the Clean Water Act here.