Thursday, September 18, 2014

CBF-PA: Westmoreland County Commissioners Adopt Clean Water Counts! Resolution

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA Thursday applauded the Westmoreland County Commissioners for adopting a Clean Water Counts resolution, calling on state officials to make clean water a top priority for the Keystone State.
Westmoreland joins Wyoming and York counties in supporting Clean Water Counts!
“We applaud the Westmoreland County Commissioners for their leadership and conviction about the importance of clean water, and for passing a Clean Water Counts resolution,” said Harry Campbell, CBF’s Pennsylvania Director. “Healthy families, strong communities, and a thriving Pennsylvania economy depend on it.”
CBF embarked on the Clean Water Counts campaign in response to the Department of Environmental Protection’s most recent statewide assessment of the health of surface waters, which reported that nearly 20,000 miles of rivers and streams that we rely on for drinking and household uses, recreation, and to grow our food, are polluted.
Through public education and engagement, CBF is urging officials to make clean water a priority and to commit the needed funding and programs to ensure that all 83,000 miles of waterways in the state are clean.
In addition to calling on local officials to pass resolutions, CBF is also asking something of citizens.
“We’re asking all Pennsylvania residents to show their support for clean water by signing the Clean Water Counts online petition,” said Campbell. “It takes only a few minutes, but it goes a long way toward demonstrating the importance of clean water to our elected officials.”
Online petition signatures will be accepted through October 18th, the anniversary of the Clean Water Act. To learn more about the campaign go to CBF-PA Clean Water Counts! webpage.

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