Letter to a Decision Maker

Tell Congress to Stand up for Clean Water

Why the Clean Water Rule is ImportantBig Polluters and their Dirty Water Allies in Congress are trying to block progress on closing polluter loopholes in the Clean Water Act.  Contact Congress today and tell them you want them to stand up for your right to clean water!

Thanks to hundreds of thousands clean water supporters, the decade-long campaign to restore protections for wetlands and streams is nearing the finish line.  The Obama administration will soon finish a new Clean Water Rule to close these polluter loopholes and ensure that the drinking water sources for 1 and 3 Americans are better protected from pollution and development.  Polluters and their Dirty Water allies in Congress must not be allowed to stop or delay this long overdue progress for our water.

Tell Congress you want them to protect our nation’s vital water resources.   If polluters are successful at blocking the Clean Water Rule, over 60% of our nation’s streams will remain vulnerable to pollution and development. 

Save Wind and Solar Energy in Texas!

UPDATE: This bill was passed in the Senate. Take action today to tell the House to vote No! 

No state in the country has more potential for wind and solar energy production than Texas. We already lead the nation in wind, and solar is expanding rapidly. Wind and solar energy helps us conserve water in Texas because they do not require the vast amounts of water that conventional forms of energy production demand. Don’t let the State Legislature move us backward!

Protect Your Water from Toxic Pollution!

Last year's chemical spill into the Elk River in West Virginia, coal ash spill in the Dan River near Danville, and train derailment into the James River in Lynchburg prove that accidents happen. The risks posed by toxics jeopardize the quality of our water sources and our health.

Two pending bills, SB 771 and 1071, would make it easier to identify hazardous waste sites in Virginia and strengthen state's ability to protect your water and other valuable resources.

  • SB 771 establishes a list of non-federally managed toxic waste sites and makes it easier to respond to any contamination of groundwater or drinking water that may occur.
  • SB 1071 raises the civil penalty the DEQ can issues for environmental violations from $10,000 to $25,000. Virginia's current cap pales in comparison to other states such as North Carolina, which can impose an administrative penalty of $15,000 to $32,500 per day depending on the violation. 
Take Action!

Send a message to your state Senator and Delegate them to "Protect our Water" from toxic pollution!

Legislature Can Reverse Christie’s Veto of Frack Waste Ban!

fracking cracked glassIn August, much to our disappointment and concern but not surprise, Governor Christie vetoed a key clean water bill (S1041) that would have banned the dumping of frack waste in New Jersey. 

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Burning Waste is NOT Clean Energy

Burning Tires not cleanTell you legislators: burning waste is not clean energy.

HB 4297 and Senator Nesbitt’s energy plan are steps in the wrong direction and will move us backward, instead of making us a leader in clean energy policy. This proposed legislation would classify the burning of hazardous waste, including tires, as renewable energy and is nothing more than a cynical attempt to hijack Michigan’s renewable energy definition for the benefit of corporate polluters.

Protect Clean Energy in Minnesota

Right now, the State House is trying to gut our progress on energy in Minnesota. Over the past decade, we have made great strides in implementing energy technologies and programs that protect our water and creates jobs in the state. Now, energy companies and our opponents in the State House are trying to repeal and weaken the very laws that have made Minnesota a national energy leader.

Take action today: Tell Governor Dayton and your state representative to protect renewable energy by opposing House File 843.

Tell DEP To Ensure That Developers Won’t Destroy Our Best Streams!

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is now taking public comment on guidelines for developers who want to destroy forested stream buffers for new development.

Last year, Pennsylvania rolled back protections for our best rivers and streams, which you helped put in place. Now, developers can destroy trees for new development next to rivers.

Furthermore, the new policy states that replacing a forested buffer miles away from their project is an acceptable alternative. Maintaining existing buffers should be mandatory. Buffers are proven to be the best way to protect water quality. Trees, shrubs, and other plants that line the banks of waterways filter pollution, reduce flooding, and create healthy habitat.

Tell DEP to Ban ALL Frack Pits!

The time for tougher oil and gas regulations in Pennsylvania is long past due. The use of open frack pits to store fracking wastewater from gas drilling operation is reckless and has already caused water contamination. This is your opportunity to ban this dangerous practice in Pennsylvania!

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released its proposed updates to the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Act. DEP has made the right decision to ban open frack pits at well sites, but failed to take strong action on centralized frack pits which serve multiple well sites.

Help Stop the Oil and Gas Industry from Polluting Our Local Rivers, Lakes and Bays

Take action now and tell EPA you support a full prohibition on unconventional oil and gas wastewater being sent to publicly owned treatment works.

Now is the time to update the the rules to reflect the new environmental threats of modern oil and gas operations. Take action today.

Make Sure Connecticut is a Leader on Climate Change

Connecticut used to be a leader on global warming. But state action has ground to a halt in recent years. Help us change that - take action today.
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