Beyond Carbon Statement on Trump Administration’s Rollback of Clean Water Protections

By Beyond Carbon Spokesperson
September 13, 2019

Today, a spokesperson for Beyond Carbon, the largest coordinated effort to tackle the climate crisis ever undertaken in the United States, issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s repeal of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule:

“Rolling back clean water protections— at a time when 19 million Americans are exposed to drinking water contaminated by pesticides, heavy metals, and dangerous chemicals— is morally reprehensible and directly threatens disproportionately impacted communities already vulnerable to pollution. As the Trump administration continues to side with the chemical and fossil fuel industries, we must recommit to policies that protect our nation’s children, communities, and economy.

“In the face of this attack, states will once again step up to challenge the Trump administration in court. Beyond Carbon is already on the frontlines supporting state and local policies and officials committed to protecting Americans from the threats of pollution and the climate crisis as we look to the months and years ahead.”


About Beyond Carbon:
Beyond Carbon is the largest coordinated effort to tackle the climate crisis ever undertaken in the United States. Designed to accelerate climate action in U.S. states, cities, and organizations using proven advocacy, legal, and electoral strategies, Beyond Carbon is working to move the U.S. fully off of fossil fuels and drive progress in the clean energy transition by eliminating coal, slowing the rush to gas, and accelerating the adoption of renewable energy across the country. By advocating for the passage of clean energy policies, electing climate-forward representatives at the state and local levels, and providing critical support to the grassroots climate movement, Beyond Carbon is ensuring the United States continues to make progress on the goals outlined in the Paris Agreement. For more information, visit