Administrator McCarthy to Testify in Front of House-Senate Joint Hearing on the Clean Water Rule

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy will testify today in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on the proposed Clean Water Rule.

Sixty percent of streams and millions of acres of wetlands across the country aren’t clearly protected from pollution and destruction. One in three Americans get their drinking water from these streams that are vulnerable. To have clean water downstream in the rivers and lakes in our neighborhoods we need healthy headwaters upstream. That is why the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have proposed to strengthen protections for the clean water that is vital to all Americans.

WHEN: February 4, 10:00 a.m. ET

WHAT:  Joint Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing on the Clean Water Rule

WHO: US EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy
Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy

WHERE: House Visitors Center of the U.S. Capitol (HVC 210)

RSVP: Due to limited seating, members of the media interested in covering the hearing should RSVP to Justin.Harclerode@mail.house.gov.

The hearing will be streamed live here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYB8iQ-3sgo

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