To the Editor:
I grew up kayaking and swimming in the Potomac River. I am upset to learn that the Potomac as well as other nearby waterways are put at risk due to polluting industries. It is critical that all residents of Vienna support the EPA’s Clean Water Rule which would help protect and replenish over 28,000 miles of streams in Virginia.
This issue is affecting over 2 million Virginians’ drinking water and
closes in on our health and safety as a state. Seventy-five percent of Virginians polled support increased protection of crucial waterways in Virginia but 75 percent of Virginia’s Congressmen voted against the people and against clean water. Now is the time, more than ever, for a call to action with Senator Mark Warner leading us to a future with cleaner water.