2015 Virginia State Legislative Endorsements

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You know how important clean water is to our economy, health and quality of life in the Commonwealth. That's why this election is so critical. On November 3rd be a Clean Water Voter. Find your polling location here and go vote! 

You're not just electing a State Senator and Delegate. On Election Day, you and other Virginia voters will make important decisions about Virginia's future and whether we make progress in cleaning up our rivers, streams and the Chesapeake Bay. Voters like you will make the difference in all those races.

Make your voice heard on Tuesday, November 3rd! Make sure your friends and family join you. We need to turn out as many voters like you as possible.

Fighting Flame Retardants

The Consumer Product Safety Commission  in Washington, D.C. is taking public comments on a petition to ban the use of an entire class of toxic chemicals contained in consumer items like electronics, furniture and children’s products.

These chemicals, called organohalogens, have been linked to serious health problems including cancers, nervous system disorders, reproductive ailments and lowered IQ. The chemicals off-gas from products, bond with dust and accumulate in our bodies.

They are particularly hazardous to children, pregnant women and firefighters, who are face heightened exposure when combating blazes.

2015 Minnesota Legislative Scorecard

MN_ScoreNarr_web_Page_1.jpgClean Water Action is fighting to protect Minnesota’s communities, health, and water through systemic change. Through education, developing grassroots leaders, and mobilizing our members to get involved in policy decisions we're keeping the pressure on lawmakers to stand with people, not polluters. Our scorecard for the 2015 Minnesota legislative session and special session scores every Minnesota state legislator on their votes for or against renewable energy, water quality, and toxics in our environment.

Find out how your legislator scored here. Find out who your legislators are here.

Take action and tell your legislators what you think of their scores!

No More Free Pass to Pollute: The Environmental Protection Agency Protects Drinking Water & Communities from Toxic Power Plants

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the first-ever national pollution limits to control the amount of heavy metals, nutrients and other pollutants steam electric power plants can discharge into our nation’s rivers, lakes, streams and bays.  Existing Clean Water Act standards for power plants were last updated in 1982 and did not require these facilities to remove toxic metals and other pollutants of concern from wastewater discharges.  These new pollution controls are necessary because power plant wastewater discharges have contaminated more than 23,000 miles of rivers and streams with dangerous pollutants and exposure to these pollutants threatens public health. These landmark limits will prevent 1.4 billion pounds of toxic pollutants from being discharged into U.S. water resources every year, including drinking water sources.

In response to EPA’s action, Clean Water Action Water Programs Director Jennifer Peters released the following statement:

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09/30/2015 - 10:40

Preparing Portsmouth for Climate Change

Town Council President Keith Hamilton needs to hear from you today!

Portsmouth is revising the town comprehensive plan and the new plan will address natural hazards. Let your Council know that you care about the comprehensive plan and that you want the revised plan to identify areas vulnerable to sea-level rise, flooding, storm damage, drought and other natural hazards.

Clean Water Action's 2015 event!

Clean Water Action Massachusetts' 21st annual celebration is coming up! Please join us!

MA logo with leaves Date: Saturday, October 24th, 2015
Time3:30-6:00 PM
PlaceCongregational Church of Weston, 130 Newton Street, Weston, MA 02493 
See map: Google Maps

Choose from a buffet of tasty vegetarian treats and celebrate a year of hard work for the environment! 

Click here to purchase Tickets, Sponsorship, and Advertisement Space

2015 Celebration

Celebrate with us in Connecticut
Connecticut Celebration and Program Briefing
October 16, 2015, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Riverfront Boat House, Hartford, CT
As Connecticut moves into the next stages of climate change response, Clean Water Action is committed to ensuring that every community is engaged, empowered and supported to achieve deeper carbon reductions and remain livable in a changing climate.  Connecting our work in clean energy, water protection and public health is a commitment to democratic solutions and vibrant public participation.  

In 2016, we will expand our work in community sustainability, bring our national advocacy skills to the table in state water planning, continue working with major corporations to detox their products, and reach out to engage the public health community on the greatest emerging threat of our time, climate change.  Please join us.

The August 2015 Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut Newsletter

Big wins on pesticides and microbeads!

This legislative session, the Coalition was thrilled to support two bills that will safeguard our environment and the health of Connecticut residents - a strong law banning plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products, and enhanced notification prior to a pesticide application on school grounds, along with restrictions on the use of pesticides on municipal playgrounds.    

This is huge!

Help us keep the momentum going with a gift today!

Electoberfest 2015!

Electoberfest 2015!We are going to need strong pro-environment elected officials!

The upcoming elections will be critical in determining how Rhode Island will address environmental issues ranging from investments in public transportation to the protection of our drinking water supply and from successful recycling to the prevention of air pollution. We are going to need strong pro-environment elected officials committed to protecting the environment, our health, and the quality of life for all Rhode Islanders! 

We can't do it without you! Join us at Hot Club on Thursday, October 15 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm and consider giving a gift.  Hear from local leaders and connect with other members of the Clean Water Movement.

Let's Transition to a Clean Energy Future!

clean energy wind turbinesePipelines, oil trains, fracking, and offshore oil and gas projects are impacting every corner of New Jersey. To fight back, we've formed a powerful new coalition to ensure New Jersey transitions to a clean energy future.

Now, we need your help to urge NJ State Legislators to join us - please contact them today!

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