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WATER

PRESIDENT TRUMP--NO TO WATER PRIVATIZATION

Along with all the other problems President Trump has lately, water privatization might not seem to be the most dire. However, it is a real problem.

President Trump wants to privatize our water. Those of us who work on this issue know that it's not a good idea for consumers. Private water companies profit from skyrocketing rates for water that is a human right. They also don't care for their infrastructure as we saw in Flint, Michigan.

President Trump wants to let private companies, such as Veolia and Suez, come in and privatize our water systems. During his campaign he said he wanted to generate $1 trillion over 10 years to fix our water systems and other infrastructure problems. In reality, this is a huge tax break for companies to privatize. Nothing more!

We need to ensure that are water systems stay in public hands, and we want our water to stay in the community and see to it that it isn't taken over by for-profit companies. Representtive John Conyers from Michigan has introduced the WATER ACT (HR 1673), which would create a sustained source of funding for our public water systems, and it will do it by closing corporate tax loopholes.

Will you contact President Trump and tell him to support John Conyer's WATER ACT? You might be thinking, he'll never do it. You're probably right, but we want him to know that we're watching and we vote.

Here is his contact information:

Contact information for President Trump:

President Donald J. Trump
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500

White House Comment Line: 202-456-1111

White House Switchboard: 202-456-1414

White House FAX: 202-456-2461

Leave a comment for President Trump at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

 

PROTECT MINNESOTA'S WATER

Forty percent of Minnesota's streams and lakes are so polluted that they are unable to meet water quality standards. Yet, our state legislature is voting for bills that would block safeguards that protect us from toxic pollutants. We at SISTERS ONLINE don't believe that anyone who logs on to our site to take action for the earth would ever vote for this kind of behavior from their elected state officials. Now is the time to take action! It will only take a few moments of your time.

Please contact your MN elected officials and tell them you want drinkable, swimmable and clean water that fish and other wildlife can live in and enjoy.

Please stand up for clean water and take action today! Minnesota residents are counting on you. Thank you.

 


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--Question: Approximately how long does it take for a plastic water bottle to decompose?

Answer: According to the EPA, a plastic bottle takes 450 years to decompose. Differenct kinds of plastic can degrade at different times, but the average time for a plastic bottle to completely degrade is 450 years. By one estimate, approximately 50 billion bottles of water are consumed per year in the United States and around 200 billion bottles globally.

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--December, 2016--Feds say fracking can taint tap water--Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, can contaminate drinking water under some circumstances, the Enivonmental Protection Agency said in a study, a reversal from its previous stance on the side effects of the oil and gas-extraction technique.

--Find out about water in your area: http://water.epa.gov/drink/local/index.cfm

--Visit http://water.org

--Look up information about the Clean Water Act and other legislation designed to protect our gift of water.