WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, Santa Fe, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
Yesterday, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) submitted
a sixteen-page letter against the EPA’s proposed suspension of the Clean Water Rule,
on behalf fifty-six organizations including WWALS.10
Much of that letter could as easily apply to
today’s foregone vote to eliminate the FCC’s net neutrality rule.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s
“‘unalterably closed’” views
should have been enough for him to
The three FCC Commissioners for the elimination of net neutrality made it clear
they were not paying attention to the millions of public comments,
requirements of the
Administrative Procedure Act to do so.
Chairman Pai with perhaps unintentional irony even argued that there was
no need to hold public hearings since far more people commented online,
which of course is only possible through an open Internet.
Nevermind that the FCC appears to be ignoring those comments.
Similarly, the EPA does not seem to be paying attention to
the “more than
680,000 public comments” on the Clean Water Rule repeal
beyond taking only six days to come up with a two year delay in implementation
of that rule.
The SELC letter to the EPA even cites two cases against the FCC when it says: Continue reading →
If you like hearing about outings and advocacy
so you can participagte,
please contact the FCC today to oppose their vote
tomorrow that would greatly damage the open Internet
we all use to communicate and organize.
Please call or email the three Commissioners who favor this unfortunate Order:
Main #: 1-888-225-5322
Chairman Pai: Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov
Commmissioner Rielly: Mike.O’Rielly@fcc.gov
Commissioner Carr: Brendan.Carr@fcc.gov
You can also file comments, which are publicly visible,
and thus may help get others to call or write the FCC.