Lawmakers are taking another run at weakening the national rules protecting our waterways.
This time, they’re using the specter of West Nile virus to make the case for reviving a pesticide loophole that was recently closed. But their arguments simply don’t (ahem) hold water, and PAN and our allies are calling on the Senate leadership to hold the line.
West Nile is — without a doubt — a serious threat to public health, and protecting communities should be top priority. But using this as an argument for gutting our water laws is both disingenuous and misleading.
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