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Published:March 13th, 2009 20:49 EST
How much E. coli are your kids drinking?

How much E. coli are your kids drinking?

By SOP newswire2

It`s hard to believe, but polluters are actually allowed to contaminate your drinking water.

Why? Because during the last 8 years the Supreme Court and Bush Administration sided with polluters to strip vital protections from the Clean Water Act. That means that dangerous pollutants like E. coli, bacteria, mercury, PCBs, and dioxin could be contaminating the drinking water of more than 110 million Americans.

President Obama will no doubt be better at protecting our water supply than President Bush.  But, he can`t do it alone.  Congress must act today to restore the Clean Water Act`s original protections.

Click here to urge your Members of Congress to restore the Clean Water Act. 

If strengthened, the Clean Water Act will bring back safeguards for drinking water and ensure waterways and wetlands are kept pollutant-free.

But legislators are under pressure from corporate polluters to stay quiet on clean water. Why? Because even though these dangerous pollutants have been linked to cancer, birth defects, and other health problems, keeping our drinking water clean would cut into the big polluters` profit margin.

It`s this simple: Congress has a choice between standing with big polluters and their big profits or standing up for the health and well-being of more than one hundred million Americans.

Don`t wait until it`s too late "ask your Members of Congress to restore the Clean Water Act.

Tens of thousands of concerned Americans have already contacted their Members of Congress to demand a strengthened law to protect our drinking water. Please tell Congress to restore the Clean Water Act today.

Gene Karpinski
President, League of Conservation Voters