Chicago, IL—(ENEWSPF)—November 3, 2015. Senator Dick Durbin and other champions of clean water beat back an attempt today by Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) to roll back the Clean Water Rule, the Obama administration measure that restores protections for streams that feed Lake Michigan and help provide drinking water for over 1.6 million Illinoisans. Senator Mark Kirk joined Sen. Barrasso and other polluter allies to vote oppose the rule.
Finalized in May, the Clean Water Rule has support from more than 800,000 Americans including 33,000 Illinoisans and is backed by more . . .