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Take Action! Tell VDEQ our water needs better protections from coal ash.

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Pennsylvania’s rules to address methane emissions from new oil and gas operations were barely out for public comment when the State Senate introduced legislation to prevent their adoption. Senate Bill 175 sponsored by Sen. Guy Reschenthaler (R-Allegheny Co) would handcuff our ability to reduce methane by barring Pennsylvania from passing rules that are stronger than the federal government’s minimum standards.

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We are calling on legislators to require lead testing and compliance in our schools to keep our kids healthy. Take action now! 

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Let DEP know you’re grateful for their action on methane but want to see them finalize the strongest rule possible.

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The highly controversial South Jersey Natural Gas application for a 23-mile, mile gas pipeline through the protected Pinelands forest preserve is back on the burner. The pipeline was rejected by the all-volunteer Pinelands Commission in 2014. Since then, it’s been non-stop back-room deals, political shenanigans, and utter disrespect for the public.

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Coal ash, waste produced when coal is burned for energy, contains many known carcinogenic and neurotoxic chemicals, including a variety of concentrated heavy metals such as arsenic, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, lead, mercury and selenium. Tell your legislators our water needs better protections from coal ash.

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Let PWSA and Mayor Peduto know that you support the Clean and Green plan and want to see community benefits for your investment!

Each year more than 1 million Californians are served water that does not meet safe drinking water standards. That's unacceptable. Let's call for change. 

Water justice advocates have been working for years to secure a sustainable source of funding to address water affordability challenges and meet both capital costs and operation and maintenance needs in low-income communities impacted by nitrates, arsenic, pesticides, and other contaminants.

 

 

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Clean Water Action, working with partners and local communities, is advocating for legislation (SB818) that will help eliminate the Commonwealth’s last major source of untreated sewage dumping into the Potomac River watershed. Take Action! Tell your legislators to support this important legislation.