FOR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE
May 25, 2023
Response to U.S. Supreme Court ruling curtailing the Clean Water Act
This week, the United States Supreme Court severely curtailed the Clean Water Act and limited its scope. In response, Allie Rosenbluth, United States Program Co-Manager at Oil Change International, released the following statement:
“We are deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to curtail the Clean Water Act, a cornerstone of environmental protection in the United States. This ruling undermines our collective efforts to safeguard our nation’s water resources and places the health and well-being of communities at risk. It is a setback in the ongoing battle to ensure clean and accessible water for all.
“The systematic gutting of our environmental protections by corporate polluters and their allies serves only their interest and financial gain, at the cost of communities who pay the price with contaminated water, air, and more severe impacts of climate change. Instead of laws that strip communities of their power to decide what happens in their backyards, we need laws that put people before polluters.“