Monday, November 26, 2007

Friends and neighbors,

The New River Foundation and our RIVERKEEPER, Brian Wheat, are requesting your support in our latest campaign. Brian has written a petition to Congress. You and your friends can access the petition and sign it from the link below. Please take the time to complete this simple online petition to add your voice to ours in asking Congress to take up this very important legislation. Don't forget to tell your friends and family about this important legislation and encourage them to sign on.

The petition reads:

To: U.S. Congress
I would like to add my voice in favor of HR 2452, the Raw Sewage Overflow Community Right-to-Know Act, which amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to direct owners or operators of publicly owned treatment works to: (1) institute an alert system for sewer overflows; (2) notify the public of such overflows in areas where human health is potentially affected not later than 24 hours; (3) immediately notify public health authorities and other affected entities; and (4) provide specified reports to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or the state.

Thank you for your continued support.

New River Foundation Board of Directors


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