Access to clean, safe drinking water is one of the most fundamental necessities of life. It is therefore a basic human right. Yet too often this basic right is impinged upon or even denied by those in power for their economic advantage. Quite often, those most severely affected are the poor and peoples of color.
The Human Right to Water is one of the major programs of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC).
Water Justice is also a a major program for the Unitarian Universalist (UU) Legislative Ministry of California (UULM-CA).
Urge your Representative to fully fund and implement the Water for the Poor Act. Insist that funding from the United States support water access for low-income communities.
The Appalachian Communities Health Emergency (ACHE) Act would put a moratorium on mountaintop-removal coal mining, which poisons nearby streams
The Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals (FRAC) Act would repeal the Halliburton Loophole that exempts gas drillers from the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Clean Water Act, and other laws that protect our water.
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Last updated on Tuesday, October 9, 2012.
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