NY Applauds Sen. Schumer as Water Privatization Appears Absent in Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

New Yorkers celebrate; call on Sen. Schumer to hold the line as bill moves forward

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Clean Water

For Immediate Release

This week, the Senate and White House released additional details about the bipartisan infrastructure deal moving forward in Congress. As the bipartisan group of senators initially proposed a range of privatization options to fund critical water infrastructure spending, New Yorkers rallied to urge Senator Schumer to reject these scams. The recently released framework suggests that water privatization has been stripped from the infrastructure package, with the remaining privatization incentives limited to transportation projects.

In response, Food & Water Watch Senior New York Organizer Eric Weltman issued the following statement:

“The absence of water privatization from the most recent bipartisan infrastructure framework  shows that Senator Schumer has listened to New Yorkers. From Long Island to Rockland County, New Yorkers know what it looks like for communities to pay the price of corporate water. We’ve been clear that Senator Schumer must stand up for our families and businesses and keep water privatization off the table. We thank him for his leadership on this issue, and urge him to hold the line and reject water privatization scams as the bill is written.”

Contact: Phoebe Galt, [email protected]