energy

Making Oil and Gas Play by the Same Rules

SB 1281 Will Provide the Tools California Needs to  Manage Water Use by the Oil and Gas Industry

Oakland - Yesterday the Legislature passed SB 1281 (Pavley), which requires disclosure and reporting of water use by oil and gas drilling companies. The bill also requires the reporting and disclosure of wastewater disposal locations and methods.  As the third largest oil producing state, and home to 17 refineries, California faces significant threats from drilling, fracking, and the transport of crude oil by rail. The passage of SB 1281 is one more step by the Legislature to protect California's families and communities from the impacts of fracking and other unconventional methods of oil extraction. Clean Water Action applauds Senator Fran Pavley for her leadership and encourages Governor Brown to sign SB 1281 as soon as possible.

Miriam Gordon, Clean Water Action's California Director, released the following statement.

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08/29/2014 - 14:24

Head to the Climate March with Clean Water Action!

people's climate marchOn September 21st, you'll have your chance to demand action for climate change.

We invite you to join Clean Water Action staff as we head to NYC on 9/21 for the People's Climate March! Climate change is water change and if we want to protect clean water, we have to take action now.

There are dozens of transportation options to choose from on the People's Climate March transportation page, but if you would like to head to the march with Clean Water Action staff and members please click here to RSVP and join us!

Vote Environment Colorado Campaign Kickoff

Calling all Clean Water Voters!

Join us to kick off the 2014 Vote Environment campaign. This year is critical. There are key races at the local, state, and federal level and we need you to help us engage and mobilize voters to elect leaders who will protect clean water, our communities, and our environment.

2014 Clean Water Action Vote Environment Kick Off -Boulder and Denver. RSVP below. IF you would like to sponsor the kick-off, please contact Sara Lu by email or 303.405.6755

Where Will You Be on September 21st?

Climate change is impacting us. And it’s not good. Pollution from power plants and other sources is affecting our food…our air…our water. It’s super-sizing things like hurricanes and droughts. If we don’t take action, it’s only going to get worse. So, don’t you think it’s time we did something about it?

On September 21st, you’ll have your chance to demand action.

Clean Water for Delaware's Future

In March, Gov. Markell announced an ambitious “Clean Water for Delaware’s Future” plan to accelerate water cleanup for Delaware’s bays, rivers and streams, “within a generation.” The plan touts the many public health and economic and job creation benefits associated with clean water and aims to solve problems with toxic pollution, aging infrastructure, pollution from farming, and the need to protect and conserve forests and wetlands. Delaware’s industries must be “upgraded” to reduce their pollution impacts on water, the Governor says.

DC Water Proposes Innovative Pollution Solution

A new proposed “green infrastructure” initiative could save energy and beautify neighborhoods while reducing pollution coming from sewer pipes in the District of Columbia. DC Water, the regional water and sewer authority that provides drinking water to DC residents and manages wastewater for the Washington metropolitan region, hopes to modify a legal settlement aimed at fixing sewage pollution in Rock Creek and the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers.

North Carolina Coal Ash Spill Flows to Virginia

Coal ash on the Dan River - Courtesy of Waterkeeper AllianceIn 2012, when Duke Energy’s Dan River coal-fired power plant in Eden, North Carolina was retired, many local residents may have thought that they were now free of the plant’s worst pollution. Unfortunately, plants of this type can leave a lasting pollution legacy, including coal ash waste which can remain toxic for decades. At the Dan River plant the coal ash was stored in an unlined pond on the edge of the Dan River.

In February 2014, a storm water pipe under the pond broke, draining toxic coal ash into the Dan River. By the time the pipe had been sealed a week later, 27 million gallons of slurry and 80,000 tons of coal ash had been dumped into the river, causing untold economic and environmental damage. The Dan River supplies drinking water to the town of Danville, just across the border in Virginia.

Clean Water Action Endorses Candidates Throughout Michigan

The grassroots organization announces key 2014 endorsements


LANSING, MI – Today, Clean Water Action, Michigan’s largest environmental and conservation organization, formally endorsed candidates across Michigan. Below is a list of the organization’s endorsements.

“The candidates we have endorsed have made protecting our Great Lakes among their top priorities,” said Nic Clark Michigan Clean Water Action Director. “We have great confidence that they will stand with Michiganders and make great strides toward protecting our Great Lakes, environment, and communities.”

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07/31/2014 - 14:49

A Clean Water Champ for Senate

Sara Lu and Senator Udall

State Director Sara Lu with Senator Udall

This fall we have a pretty simple choice:  we can re-elect a clean water champion who will stand up for people across Colorado or give deep pocketed polluters one more ally in the US Senate. That’s why Clean Water Action is proud to stand with Senator Mark Udall and endorse him for re-election.

Senator Udall is a long-time leader on environmental priorities. He has led the way on renewable energy as well as protecting our water and our lands. Most notably, Mark Udall:

Salsa for Sustainability

Join Clean Water Fund on Friday, September 12 for a night of food, drinks, raffle, and a silent auction - RSVP here.  

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The night will feature live band Machete Kisumontao, dance performance and lessons by the Latin American Cultural Union, salsa tasting, awards, prizes and more!

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