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"Toxic Hot" Seat Film Screening

A Powerful New Film on the Toxic Dangers in Our Homes

Are the flame retardant chemicals in your couch toxic?

Toxic Hot Seat, an HBO documentary, brings to light the deadly consequences of well-intentioned safety regulations. The film follows a courageous group of firefighters and mothers, journalists and scientists, politicians and activists as they fight to expose the chemical industry’s role in backing flammability standards that require toxic flame retardant use in our homes.

A "D" on the Environment

The Florida legislature officially adjourned on May 1, 2015, which can be considered to be one of the worst legislative sessions in the past decade. Annually, Clean Water Action gives the overall session a grade and our state leaders received an unflattering grade of a D-. Why the low rating? Learn more here.

Oil and Gas Wastewater Reform Needed

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Kern River Field

Kern River oil field, Bakersfield, CA (Sarah Craig, Faces of Fracking)

As California faces one of the worst droughts in recorded history, State officials have disclosed that they have for many decades allowed oil and gas companies to inject oil and gas wastewater and other contaminated fluids into aquifers that may suitable to be used as drinking water. Oil and gas wastewater is nasty stuff, high in salinity, toxic chemicals and sometimes containing radioactive material. New data has revealed that the wastewater from fracking in California contains cancer-causing benzene and other toxic chemicals hundreds of times the legal limit for drinking water.

Tell Congress to Stand up for Clean Water

Why the Clean Water Rule is ImportantBig Polluters and their Dirty Water Allies in Congress are trying to block progress on closing polluter loopholes in the Clean Water Act.  Contact Congress today and tell them you want them to stand up for your right to clean water!

Thanks to hundreds of thousands clean water supporters, the decade-long campaign to restore protections for wetlands and streams is nearing the finish line.  The Obama administration will soon finish a new Clean Water Rule to close these polluter loopholes and ensure that the drinking water sources for 1 and 3 Americans are better protected from pollution and development.  Polluters and their Dirty Water allies in Congress must not be allowed to stop or delay this long overdue progress for our water.

Tell Congress you want them to protect our nation’s vital water resources.   If polluters are successful at blocking the Clean Water Rule, over 60% of our nation’s streams will remain vulnerable to pollution and development. 

48 Hours of Actions to Promote Safe, Clean Energy

48 hours of action
Think fracking hasn't come to New Jersey or New York? Think again. The drilling boom that's devastating communities from North Dakota to Dimock, Pennsylvania is also driving a mad rush to build new pipelines, compressor stations and offshore ports to transport fracked gas.

Climate and Energy Updates in Connecticut

We have a chance to recover our momentum on Connecticut's fight against climate change pollution. The Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs are convening a meeting on kick-starting the climate plan.

The big news: Governor Malloy has committed to be there in person! He will also be joined by Keri Enright-Kato, new Director of the Office of Climate Change at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. 

This is the best chance we've had in years for real climate action.

Save Wind and Solar Energy in Texas!

UPDATE: This bill was passed in the Senate. Take action today to tell the House to vote No! 

No state in the country has more potential for wind and solar energy production than Texas. We already lead the nation in wind, and solar is expanding rapidly. Wind and solar energy helps us conserve water in Texas because they do not require the vast amounts of water that conventional forms of energy production demand. Don’t let the State Legislature move us backward!

Join us for Breakfast of Champions!

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  • Monday May 11, 2015
  • 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Aspray Boathouse, Pawtuxet Village, Warwick
Save the Date And Join Us to Celebrate our Environmental Champions!
 
Our 2015 Environmental Champions are:

Climate Change Resiliance

  • Senator William Conley, Senate District 18
  • Representative Art Handy, House District 18
  • Lisa Konicki, Executive Director Westerly Chamber of Commerce
  • Walter Burke, Director, Bristol Department of Parks and Recreation

Environmental Groups Call on Philadelphia City Council to Maintain Support for Oil Train Resolution

Philadelphia, PA - Today, March 11, 2015, Clean Water Action, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, and PennEnvironment urged City Council to support Councilman Kenyatta Johnson's resolution tomorrow that urges Congress and the United States Department of Transportation to release specifications for tank car design and for Philadelphia rail companies to rapidly upgrade and replace crude oil tank cars. The resolution also urges the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to be more transparent and conduct emergency response workshops, specific to crude by rail, in communities at risk.

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03/11/2015 - 15:42

Capitol Update: Florida Lawmakers Putting Water Quality And Conservation At Risk

The Florida Legislature has been in session since less than a week and already the state’s water policy is under attack.  HB 7003, crafted by the Department of Agriculture, will delay clean-up of pollution and will shelf already established water quality standards.

This means we are backsliding on existing commitments to clean-up Florida’s largest lake – Lake Okeechobee. Lawmakers want to use a voluntary phosphorous pollution called best management practices (BMP’s) control program rather than tie pollution to permits and how much pollution the lake can actual handle. This jeopardizes the drinking water supply of millions of south Florida residents, tourism-based industries that rely on healthy coastal communities.

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