Action to Support Clean Water!

Contact Your Local County Commissioner and Tell Him or Her to Support Clean Water!

The National Association of Counties (NACo) represents county governments all throughout the U.S.  Each year, NACo meets to consider resolutions on federal issues that affect their local governments.  Because this organization is made up of local officials, NACo is very influential with Congress.

In years past, NACo has passed resolutions opposing the Clean Water Restoration Act based on misleading information provided by industry and property rights groups.  Members of Congress have cited NACo’s objections as an excuse not to move this critical legislation forward.  However, that is all about to change.

This year NACo will consider a “Clean Water for All” resolution that supports the compromise bill passed in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on June 18th.  If NACo adopts this resolution, then the organization can no longer lobby against the Clean Water Restoration Act.  This would significantly improve our chance of passing the bill in Congress.

We need you to make phone calls before Thursday, July 23rd!

County commissioners who serve on NACo’s Environment Committee and its Board of Directors have a chance to vote on this important resolution at their annual conference in Nashville, TN, July 24-27th. We need supporters of clean water to call and email their commissioners and urge them to vote YES on the “Clean Water for All” resolution.   Click here for talking points, a sample letter, and to access a spreadsheet that lists the county commissioners who will vote on this resolution.