Washington, D.C. – May 29, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released a statement following a new clean water rule announced by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers that clarifies which waters are protected by the Clean Water Act:
“The Clean Water Rule announced by President Obama, the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers today, restores vital protections for streams and wetlands that provide drinking water for millions of Americans. These vital and necessary protections against the pollution of water are critical in sustaining the people of America and our environment.
Through their tireless efforts, the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers have created a strong rule for the betterment of our country. As it stands, the final rule provides a clear understanding of the jurisdictional waters covered by the Clean Water Act, ensuring that the American people have access to clean and safe water for both their families and communities.
It is my belief that we must continue to do everything possible to strengthen our nation’s water infrastructure. American families deserve transparency, and I will continue to support efforts that move us toward greater accountability and increased transparency.”
U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the ranking member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Kessler Park, Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, South Dallas & South Oak Cliff; all of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Ferris, Glenn Heights, South Grand Prairie, Oak Lawn, Ovilla, Uptown/Victory Park and West Dallas.