Press Advisory: Delaware River at Risk from Trump Cuts

For Immediate Release:
August 30, 2017

Study Shows Trump Budget Cuts Cause Uncertainty for Delaware River Basin Restoration Efforts

“Over the last few years, Delaware has made a concerted effort to reduce pollution from industrial activities and clean up our waterways. This effort to hold polluters accountable and restore waterways to health is now being threatened by the Trump Administration budget cuts. It is incomprehensible that any responsible leader would choose to put the environment, ecology, and health of over 15 million people at risk, but this report demonstrates that callous disregard for those people.” — Rep. John Kowalko

WHAT: Join Environment America, the National Wildlife Federation, and Rep. John Kowalko to release a new study showing how restoration efforts for the Delaware River Basin face uncertainty if budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration go into effect. With the deadline rapidly approaching for Congress to approve the federal budget, a new report by Environment America documents how the proposed budget cuts to the U.S. EPA could cause irreparable harm to the Delaware River and Bay,while simultaneously undoing decades of work to restore these iconic waterways and the tributaries that flow into it.

WHEN: 11:00 am, Thursday, August 31st

WHERE: Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park, near the corner of Water St. and South French St. at the Christina River in Wilmington, DE, across from the train station (map)

WHO: Megan DeSmedt, Clean Water Campaign Director, Environment America

Representative John Kowalko, State Representative of the 25th District

Collin O’Mara, President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation

 

Contact:
John A. Kowalko
302-737-2396 (h)
302-547-9351 (c)
John.Kowalko@state.de.us