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Guardians Calls on Congress for Living Rio Grande
“We’re in the midst of a public health crisis,” said Galen Hecht, Rio Grande Campaigner with WildEarth Guardians. “As our national focus turns to protecting the health of communities, we cannot overlook the need to protect and restore healthy ecosystems..”
Living rivers are necessary for healthy communities. The letter requests that Congress fund a National Academies of Sciences study to identify opportunities that better conserve water and support the ecological health of the Rio Grande. Highlighting significant climate impacts including dramatic declines in surface water with severe water shortages, the letter calls on Senator Udall for his continued leadership and urgent action to safeguard America’s Great River before it’s too late.
“Rethinking river management is imperative for healthy rivers and all communities that rely on clean water,” added Hecht. “In a time of compounding crises, we must look forward and create smarter water policies that support ecosystem health and resiliency.”