The Clean Water Act is the only reason the Androscoggin River isn’t the most polluted in the country. Well, candidates in this election cycle are working hard to overturn these protections and destroy our drinking water.

In 2014, Paul LePage was the first incumbent governor to be named to the League of Conservation Voters’ “Dirty Dozen” list, after vetoing bipartisan resolutions to keep contaminants out of our drinking water, including Lake Auburn.

Federally, U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin worked hard to gut federal protections for water while serving in office in 2018. He voted to privatize federal water infrastructure, assault small-scale farmers, and eliminate federal clean water safeguards.

This election cycle poses a clear threat to Lake Auburn and other drinking water sources across the state of Maine. If Lake Auburn means more to people than a trending yard sign, let’s vote to protect it.

Hunter Kissam, Lewiston

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