Success! $4 million reallocated to clean up the Anacostia River in DC's 2018 budget.
Thanks to the hard work of many APACC members and other allies, the DC Council Committee on Transportation and the Environment responded to our requests during a meeting yesterday. The Committee shifted $4 million of the $5 million "missing" dollars back into the Fiscal Year 2018 budget for the Department of Energy & Environment to be able to clean up the Anacostia River and stay on schedule for completion of a remedial plan in mid-2018.
Thank you all who helped to reach out to the council to make this happen! In particular, APACC members Clean Water Action, Zion Baptist Church, DC Appleseed and DCPNI helped lead the charge win this campaign.
Here's a summary of some of the action on Twitter: