Biden-Harris Action Plan Will Protect Families From Toxic Lead Pipes


Washington, DC – Today, the Biden administration released the “Biden-⁠Harris Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan,” a comprehensive plan to invest in removing and replacing toxic lead pipes, strengthen enforcement of protections against lead hazards, close gaps in childhood lead testing data, and track investments in lead pipe cleanup in disadvantaged communities. 

Currently, lead contamination in drinking water affects 9.2 million homes in the United States, threatening public health and putting communities of color at disproportionate risk. 

In response, Sierra Club President Ramón Cruz released the following statement: 

“For far too long, American families from Flint to Houston and across the country have had to live with the uncertainty of not knowing whether the water that comes out of their taps is putting their children’s health at risk. Removing and replacing toxic lead pipes will protect our families, while creating thousands of good union jobs. The Biden administration’s action plan is a critical investment in ensuring that all of us, especially our most vulnerable communities, have access to safe drinking water and a healthy future.” 


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