Action Alert: Your Beach is About to Get Dirtier
Take Action Now to Keep L.A. County Pollution Limits Strong
Rolling back clean water protections under the MS4 will result in dirtier beaches in LA County for a decade or more.
Should a Day at the beach result in illness? L.A. County residents are already faced with warnings to stay out of the water for 72 hours after in rains due to the polluted urban runoff that flows into our waterways. Stormwater runoff is the number one source of pollution along the California coast. Thanks to the Clean Water Act permit known as MS4, cities and industry have limits on how many pollutants they can dump into our public waterways, and they are fighting hard to have these restrictions weakened.
This September, the current pollution protections we have under the MS4 permit are up for vote by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board as they get ready to issue the new permit standards. If polluters gets their way, more oil, bacteria, toxic metals, and trash will be flowing to our beaches and breaks over the next decade or more. Help LA Waterkeeper convince the Board to do the right thing and keep pollution limits strong.
It's time to stand-up for your right to swim, fish, and play in clean water:
Let Your Voice be Heard
Public Comment is due by 12:00 p.m. (PST) on July 23rd.