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Clean Water Reflections on the People's Climate March

Clean Water at the People's Climate March

400,000!

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

Legislature Can Reverse Christie’s Veto of Frack Waste Ban!

fracking cracked glassIn August, much to our disappointment and concern but not surprise, Governor Christie vetoed a key clean water bill (S1041) that would have banned the dumping of frack waste in New Jersey. 

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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, eschreder@watoxics.org

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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.

The House of Representatives Chooses Polluters Over Clean Water Again

Dirty Water in the House of Representatives

Washington, DC - Today the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5078. The bill seeks to stop the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) from moving forward with a proposed rulemaking to clarify which small streams and wetlands are covered under the Clean Water Act.

Clean Water Action President and CEO, Robert Wendelgass released this statement:

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09/09/2014 - 15:00

The 2014 Clean Water Scorecard: Governor Snyder

The 2014 election season is underway. This year Governor Snyder will run for a second term as Governor of our great state. In the past four years, Governor Snyder has made promises about protecting Michigan’s energy, communities, and environment, especially the Great Lakes. The disconnect between Governor Snyder’s words and his actions tell the real story: he is not a true guardian of our environment or our communities.

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A Bright Idea: Recycle Fluorescent Bulbs

Adler's HardwareSmall businesses across the Ocean State are collecting light bulbs containing mercury for recycling as a part of a program supported by Clean Water Fund and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.

Stores that sell the bulbs and other home furnishings are offering residents a free collection service for burned-out compact fluorescents (CFLs) and linear bulbs up to 4 feet in length. The stores will ship the waste bulbs to a recycling facility.

Clean Water Action Endorses Anthony Brown for Governor

Brown earns support through his unrivaled commitment to clean water, environmental justice, and cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE, MD. – Today, Clean Water Action endorsed Anthony Brown for Governor because of his commitment to environmental justice and cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay, support for preserving Maryland’s open space, and record of advancing wind and solar power.
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09/04/2014 - 10:56
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