Clean Water Action Announces 2014 General Election Endorsements in RI

Providence — Clean Water Action is proud to announce our list of endorsed candidates for the 2014 General Election on November 4.

“Rhode Island voters have a real opportunity to support environmental candidates this year,” said Meg Kerr, Rhode Island director of Clean Water Action. “Our state needs more leaders who will take action to promote clean renewable energy, create green jobs, protect our drinking water supply, and fund public transportation. These candidates have earned Clean Water Action’s endorsement by demonstrating their commitment to protecting our environment.”

Federal Officers
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09/25/2014 - 12:28

Celebrating 40 Years of SDWA!

Congressional Endorsements - Virginia

Opportunity for Clean Water Voters in Northern Virginia

Clean Water Action has endorsed John Foust in his bid for Northern Virginia’s 10th Congressional District seat vacancy, created by Rep. Frank Wolf’s retirement.

Funding for Grassroots Organizing in PA Shalefields

Clean Water Reflections on the People's Climate March

Clean Water at the People's Climate March


Clean Water joined the more than 400,000 people who marched in New York on September 21st. Dozens of staff, Board members, and members came to New York by bus, train, plane, car...and ferry.

It was an amazing day and, in the words of Bob Wendelgass, "the start of something big". Throughout the week staff will be reflecting on the March and talking about what we can all do to keep the momentum going.

Pennsylvania House Guts Stream Protections

House members cave to well-funded industry lobbyists, as appeals from Pennsylvanians and conservationists are ignored

Harrisburg, PA— A bill that threatens clean water by eliminating protections for certain streams with streamside buffers – the trees and vegetation that grow along stream banks – has passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The bill will be considered by the Senate, where it awaits a very uncertain future owing to a much stronger buffers bill, S.B. 1465 by Senator Rafferty.

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09/22/2014 - 15:30

Chemicals in Laundry Water Polluting U.S. Waterways

For release: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:01 AM EST Contact: Kim LaBo, 651-587-7752 (cell) Erika Schreder, 206-632-1545 ext 119,

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09/17/2014 - 13:00

Settlement Reached on Lawsuit over Alleged Illegal Discharge of Gas Drilling Wastewater in Pennsylvania

Settlement prohibits unconventional wastewater, reduces discharge and protects Allegheny River

(Pittsburgh) – Clean Water Action and Waste Treatment Corporation (WTC) of Warren, PA agreed upon a settlement today of a federal lawsuit filed by Clean Water Action in October 2013. Clean Water Action alleged in its lawsuit that WTC violated the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and the state Clean Streams Law through their continued discharge of up to 200,000 gallons per day of gas drilling wastewater into the Allegheny River in western Pennsylvania.

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09/11/2014 - 08:35

The 2013-2014 Scorecard: Michigan's Legislature

In 2014, Michigan’s legislature actively sought to dismantle existing clean water and other environmental protections. Often these actions were taken under the banner of job creation and natural resources protection, but the voting record tells the real story. This session has shown that Michigan’s elected officials are more committed to representing well-funded polluters than standing up for the Michiganders who elected them. In the past year the legislature has rolled back years of progress in protecting Michigan’s water and natural resources, while encouraging the outsized influence of big money in Michigan politics.

Protecting Baltimore’s Drinking Water: City Council Passes Resolution Supporting EPA Rule

Baltimore, Sept. 10th – Monday night, the Baltimore City Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and US Army  Corps of Engineers (Corps) proposal to clarify protection of streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. Clean Water Action applauds the Council and thanks Councilman James Kraft for introducing the resolution (view the resolution here) and his continued leadership on environmental issues.

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09/10/2014 - 13:01
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