Washington, D.C. - The Obama Administration today introduced the first-ever methane pollution standards for new and modified oil and gas facilities. This landmark proposal will blunt the growth of methane and smog-forming pollution produced by the industry. The new standards, when finalized, will help to safeguard public health and put the United States closer to meeting the Administration’s goal of reducing oil and gas methane emissions by 40 to 45 percent by 2025.
John Noël, National Oil & Gas Campaigns Coordinator issued the following statement in response to today's announcement:
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!
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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!
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Clean Water Action presents the NJ Legislative Scorecard 2014-15. The scorecard represents a permanent record that scores every NJ state legislator on votes, action and leadership on significant environmental bills in 2014 and 2015. Download the full report here (pdf).
Take action! Contact your legislators about their scores and tell them to strengthen environmental protections for our water, air and land.
Pipelines, 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!
It's been a great year for environmental change here in Western Pennsylvania and we've had many hard fought victories. We could not have done it without you!
Come join fellow activists, community leaders, and Clean Water Fund to celebrate as we look back on 2014 and look forward to 2015.
New England Wants Clean Energy Now!
New England Wants Clean Energy Now
Communities across New England are fighting for clean energy. Despite a utility-backed push to expand gas pipelines and suppress solar power, states are making progress and building powerful coalitions to fight for a low-carbon, economically just future. Read more
Interns Make Our World Go Round!
Clean Water Action’s internship program provides a great opportunity for young people to learn the skills of environmental organizing while making meaningful change. Here we’ve shared interviews with Ayanna Hampton and Rachel Fricke who joined the Clean Water Action Massachusetts team for their winter/spring semester and a profile of Nicole Harrison from the Rhode Island team. Thank you Ayanna, Rachel and Nicole! Read More
2015 Maryland Legislative UpdateYears of clean water victories came under siege in Maryland’s 2015 legislature. Clean Water Action responded with ramped up efforts to educate sixty-eight new legislators and the new Governor, Larry Hogan, about the importance of preserving the state’s legacy of landmark protections for water resources and healthy communities. Read more
Thousands Ask for Stricter Drilling Rules
This April, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released changes to its 2014 proposed oil and gas regulation revisions. Though DEPs latest proposals follow tens of thousands of comments from the public, advocates, issue experts and industry and reflect some improvement, Clean Water Action believes further changes are still needed.
For example, DEP would continue to allow open pits for storing gas drilling wastes. While open pits on well sites would now be banned, industry would still be allowed to use huge off-site pits, each serving multiple wells — pits as large as two football fields and holding 15 million gallons of toxic wastewater. Read more