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Protecting Providence's Drinking Water

City Council Passes Resolution in Support of EPA Proposal to Protect Clean Water; Mayor Taveras Endorses Effort to Maintain Integrity of Clean Water Act

Providence – Last week, the Providence City Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to clarify which small streams and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act. Clean Water Action applauds the Council and thanks Councilman Seth Yurdin for introducing the resolution (read the resolution here).

“We need more leaders like Councilman Seth Yurdin and his fellow city council members. EPA’s proposed standards are strong, commonsense, and put drinking water first,” said Jamie Rhodes, Rhode Island director for Clean Water Action, “This resolution shows that, despite what we are hearing out of Congress, there are elected officials who are willing to stand with their constituents instead of the deep pocketed polluters.”

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07/22/2014 - 11:32

DC Bids Polystyrene Foam Good-Bye!

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On July 14th Washington, DC became the first major city on the East Coast to ban polystyrene foam food containers! Clean Water Action has been campaigning around this issue for months and thanks its many supporters who wrote letters in support of the ban to City Council members.  These harmful petroleum-based containers are non-biodegradable and account for up to a fourth of the trash polluting the Anacostia River.  Banning polystyrene is huge victory for the District and is an essential step in cleaning up the city’s rivers, wetlands and streams.  

Program Coordinator, Minneapolis, MN

Clean Water Fund and Clean Water Action in Minnesota will be hiring a Program Coordinator to develop and implement the organization's water campaigns in Minnesota. We are seeking an energetic and experienced candidate with a policy and advocacy background. Our current water campaigns cover a broad set of issues including enforcement of existing laws, reducing agricultural pollution, protecting the Great Lakes, stopping invasive species and protecting drinking water sources.

Michigan Currents l Spring/Summer 2014

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Minnesota Currents | Spring-Summer 2014

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Great Lakes Lobby Day in DC

In early March, the Great Lakes came to the Nation’s Capital. The Annual Great Lakes Day is a gathering of Great Lakes advocates from across the region, who bring their love and passion for the Great Lakes to Members of Congress. Clean Water Action helped recruit and organize the Minnesota delegation of nearly a dozen community members, local government officials, and business owners.

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Pennsylvania Currents | Spring-Summer 2014

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Governor Corbett Defies Public Opinion - Orders More Fracking in State Forests

The public opposes it — nearly 70% of Pennsylvania residents. The state natural resources agency (DCNR) has studied the issue and reports problems. But Gov. Tom Corbett wants to forge ahead with his budget balancing scheme that would reopen state forest lands to natural gas drilling leases.

DNCR says past gas development in state forests has caused: Read more

Pittsburgh Mayor: We believe broad federal protections are critical to protecting our local waters

Pittsburgh – On Friday, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto joined a growing list of state and local leaders to publically support the Obama Administration’s proposal to protect small streams and wetlands throughout the nation. Clean Water Action commends Mayor Peduto for his leadership and encourages other local elected officials to follow Pittsburgh’s lead. You can read the letter here, http://bit.ly/1nclpQg.
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06/16/2014 - 06:15

Texas Currents - Spring/Summer 2014

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Protect Clean Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to restore critical Clean Water Act protections for smaller streams and wetlands in Texas and nationally. These important water resources connect with rivers and serve as drinking water sources for millions of Americans. EPA’s proposal would reverse Bush Administration policies that weakened water protections in every state.
One Texas example illustrates the stakes.

In 2006, the Chevron Pipe Line Company was sued for spilling 126,000 gallons of oil into a dry creek. When running, this creek connects to the Brazos River, which provides drinking water for Waco and other communities. Because the creek was dry at the time of the spill — as more than 70% of Texas’ drought-plagued streams often are — the stream was deemed “unprotected” and Chevron escaped punishment. The Clean Water Act used to protect tributaries like this one from pollution, but ever more polluter-friendly policies have eroded those protections. Fixing this problem is essential to meeting the nation’s clean water goals for fishable, swimmable, drinkable water.

EPA needs to hear from you today. Learn more and take action to
 #ProtectCleanWater here.

Vote for These Clean Water Champions in Maryland

VOTE on June 24th! Find your polling place here

The primary election is only a few days away!   Every vote counts (especially this year with low turnouts expected) and you can make a huge difference by voting for Brian Frosh and other clean water candidates. Download our cheat sheet here.

Clean Water voters like you can make sure we fill Annapolis with environmental leaders who will stand up to polluters and put water first.  Below is a list of Clean Water-endorsed candidates, and if you haven’t already voted early, please make sure to get to the polls and vote on Tuesday!

On June 24th VOTE the candidates who will stand up for water! Find out where you can cast your vote here!

Clean Water Action Endorses Warren Tolman for Attorney General

 

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BOSTON – Today, Clean Water Action, among the largest grassroots environmental organizations in Massachusetts, endorsed Warren Tolman for Attorney General, saying he will bring his experience as an environmental leader in the Massachusetts Legislature to the office.

Published On: 
06/11/2014 - 12:20
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