Clean Water Action Endorses Dwight Evans for United States Congress

Contact: Steve Hvozdovich, Pennsylvania Campaigns Director, Clean Water Action | | 412 765 3053 x 410

April 25, 2018

Philadelphia – Today Clean Water Action endorsed Dwight Evans in his re-election campaign for United States Congress, Pennsylvania District 3. Clean Water Action is non-profit environmental organization that has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. They have roughly 80,000 members across Pennsylvania.

“The Trump Administration has pursued a dirty war on health, air, water and science. We need leaders in Congress who’ll not just vote against these dangerous policies but will also be outspoken critics of this assault on our environment, said Steve Hvozdovich, Pennsylvania Campaigns Director. “Dwight has been and will continue to be such a voice. That’s why on behalf of our members in the district, Clean Water Action is proud to endorse his re-election.”

“I’m proud to have the endorsement of Clean Water Action and will always be an advocate for a safe and clean environment,” said Congressman Evans. “During my time in the PA General Assembly and in Congress I have steadfastly stood up against efforts to weaken or eliminate the regulations and laws that keep our land, air and water clean. We cannot allow polluters to make our communities, schools and workplaces unsafe places to live and work. Everyone has the right to clean air to breathe and fresh water to drink no matter your zip code or how much you make,” concluded Congressman Evans.

The Trump Administration and the Republican-led Congress have attempted to advance an extreme anti-environmental agenda that has included:

  • Starting the process of withdrawing the Clean Water Rule which protects nearly 10,000 stream miles in Pennsylvania that serve as sources of drinking water and recreation as well as support many diverse job sectors, like small local breweries.
  • Slashing funding for the EPA and other vital health and environmental programs. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection relies on the federal government for about a third of its funding and these cuts could result in 30% fewer inspections at Pennsylvania’s 8,500 public water systems.
  • Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord, an agreement among 195 nations intended to bind the world community into cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Attempting to delay implementation of a rule requiring energy companies to capture methane emission on federally owned lands.

Pennsylvania’s 3rd Congressional District includes parts of Philadelphia. Primary Election Day is May 15th.