Letter to a Decision Maker

Take Action to Protect Your Water, Keep People Out of Harm's Way!

For the past 10 years, developers and their friends in Trenton have made repeated attempts to overdevelop New Jersey's most precious open spaces.

Known as The Permit Extension Acts, this legislation aims to extend previously expired permits on construction projects from as far back as the 1990's well into the future. It avoids adhering to modern environmental and public health safeguards that were adopted over the past decade to better protect our water and apply lessons learned from recent severe flooding, snow and wind events like Super Storm Sandy.

Take Action to Protect Your Water, Keep People Out of Harm's Way!

Tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 18, both houses of the NJ Legislature are expected to vote on S2551/A3815, the 4th Permit Extension Act (PEA IV). Urge your legislators and legislative leadership to VOTE NO because it fails to protect our water and keep people out of harm's way!

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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Time for Big Pharma to Pay their Share

Pill bottlesThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors is considering an ordinance requiring drug manufacturers to collect unused medications.  We need Mayor Lee to support it too - click here to send him a message!

When unused meds are flushed or thrown in the trash they get into local waterways, including San Francisco Bay and drinking water sources.  When stockpiled in the home, they can cause unintentional poisoning by youth and the elderly.

Tell the Michigan Legislature to RACE to Clean Energy!

Solar PanelsMichigan currently has the opportunity to be a national leader in transitioning our energy production toward a sustainable future. Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency programs can reduce the demand on polluting power plants and create local jobs, all while protecting our Great Lakes. Right now, the Michigan Legislature is exploring an increase of both the Renewable Energy Standard and our Energy Efficiency Optimization Standard. These policies give Michigan residents and businesses an opportunity to invest in and benefit from energy efficiency upgrades while protecting our Great Lakes from polluting sources of energy production.

Make Sure the Oil and Gas Taskforce Recommends Meaningful Policies for Colorado!

In August, Governor John Hickenlooper appointed 21 individuals to the Colorado Oil and Gas Task Force. The Task Force is charged with conducting public hearings and by March 2015 making a series of public policy recommendations to the Colorado State Legislature regarding oil and gas operations in Colorado.

Clean Water Action is taking a lead in pushing the Task Force to make meaningful recommendations that protect Colorado communities – as well as our water, air, and land – from the risks of oil and gas development. But we need your help. Contact the Task Force today.

Support A Restriction on Cosmetic Pesticides in Montgomery County

Last year, the Takoma Park, City Council passed the Safe Grow Act of 2013, which restricts the use of cosmetic lawn pesticides on both private and public property throughout the city. This landmark legislation stops involuntary poisoning and non-target contamination from pesticide drift that occurs as these toxic chemicals move off of the treated property, onto those of neighbors, public spaces, schools and more. The Montgomery County Council has proposed legislation to restrict cosmetic lawn pesticides, County Bill 52-14

Take action today by sending a letter to your councilmember.

Protect Our Rivers - Hold the Legislature Accountable on HB 1565

In October the Pennsylvania Legislature decided that big developers are more important than you and the health of our streams and rivers. Let them know what you think today.

The Legislature passed HB 1565 to undo the reasonable protections in place for Pennsylvania’s best streams and rivers.

Did your Senator and Representative vote for your interests or those of big developers? Find out and then hold them accountable if they decided to put our streams and rivers at risk.

Tell Governor O'Malley - No Fracking in Maryland!

Tell Gov. O’Malley that there are "Too Many ‘Fracking’ Unknowns to Drill”

The Marcellus Shale Commission, created by the Governor to learn more about what fracking means for Maryland communities and public health, is wrapping-up its work. After seeing a report from the University of Maryland (UMD), the decision seems pretty clear -  “No Fracking in Maryland!”  Make sure the Governor hears you loud and clear.

Tell the Corps that You Want to Protect the Everglades!

You care about the Everglades, right? Well, let the Army Corps of Engineers know that the Everglades ecosystem is important to you.  

Take action to show you support the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) because it will protect our drinking water, estuaries, and economy.

Hold Your State Legislators Accountable!


Our state legislators betrayed their oath to preserve the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment when they voted to reopen our state forests and open our state parks for natural gas leasing as part of the budget.

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