Washington State: No Show in Demand for Navy Water Cleanup

Rep. Daniel Kildee(D), one of the leaders of the bipartisan group to stop military water contamination

The Michigan News reports that Representatives from both sides of the aisle signed a letter to the White House on August 1, demanding a faster resolution to the issue of military bases contaminating local water supplies. The letter stated that the Defense Department has been “slow to provide safe drinking water to those areas with contaminated water”.

The full article can be read here: http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/08/pfcs_congress_trump.html

Why is there a demand to hasten the cleanup process? Because the military has been saying that they will not reimburse cities and counties for the work they do to clean up the water – everyone is told to wait for ‘military time’ to kick in while they ponder studies that are expected to last until well into the 2020’s. Anything done before that will end up on the taxpayer’s dime, even though it was the military that caused the damage.


The list of lawmakers who signed the letter are listed below. Note that none of them are from Washington State – contact your Representatives and demand that they take part!

Daniel T. Kildee, D-Michigan

Carol Shea-Porter, D-New Hampshire

Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Delaware

Brendan F. Boyle, D-Pennsylvania

Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pennsylvania

Patrick Meehan, R-Pennsylvania

Sean Patrick Maloney, D-New York

Elise Stefanik, R-New York

Lee Zeldin, R-New York

John J. Faso, R-New York

Donald McEachin, D-Virginia

Paul Cook, R-California

Salud Carbajal, D-California

Mark Takano, D-California

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