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Rep-elect Deb Haaland Stands Against Trump's Dirty Water Rule


December 12, 2018

Albuquerque, NM -- In response to the recently released proposal by the Trump administration set to define the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act, Representative-elect Deb Haaland released the following statement:

“Two years ago, I stood with water protectors and hundreds of Native Nations from across the world in Standing Rock to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline. I was taught to revere nature and what it provides for us, including clean water to drink. Today, I continue to honor my commitment to protect our resources.

“The Trump administration’s Dirty Water Rule plainly favors profit over people. This is one of the biggest attacks on clean water and the Clean Water Act in its history, and opens us up to dangerous levels of pollution in our waterways. Congress has to protect our water and lands from corporations which would readily pollute our resources, impeding access to clean water for us and for our children. The President’s plan will send us backward, not forward, and will result in decades spent trying to repair the damage he has done. I will continue to be a fierce advocate for lasting policies that will ensure our water and lands are safe now and for future generations.”

Deb Haaland is the Representative-elect for New Mexico’s First Congressional District, and one of the first Native Americans elected to Congress. A 35th generation New Mexican who is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna, Representative-elect Haaland also has Jemez Pueblo heritage.


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