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Michigan Currents - Fall 2014

Michigan Currents

Fall 2014 Edition 

On the Environment: Snyder Fails

Clean Water Action’s scorecard for Gov. Rick Snyder’s first term highlights his failure to safeguard Michigan’s environment. “As someone who just wants to have their water and drink it too,” says Clean Water Action’s Denny Green, “the Governor couldn’t have done much worse on the environment if he’d tried.”

Gov. Snyder received a failing grade based on actions he took (or failed to take) on fourteen different bills, coming up on the wrong side twelve times. “This subpar performance, nearly a 90% rate of failure, is shameful for the governor of a state literally defined by its Great Lakes,” Green says. Read more

Greening the Dodge Poetry Festival


We are excited to be part of the greening efforts at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival when thousands of people will flock to Downtown Newark to hear more than 70 renowned poets read, perform and discuss poetry!


From We All Live Downstream

739,794 comments and countingOctober 22, 2014 was historic. Today we showcased nearly 750,000 public comments (that's three quarters of a million, and counting) from people like you to EPA Water's Deputy Assistant Administrator, Ken Kopocis, staff from US Army Corp of Engineers, and to Maryland’s US Senator Ben Cardin. We showed them the broad public support for EPA's proposal to protect the nation's streams and wetlands. They were enthralled. Kopocis said at one point, "Clean water provides a boom to the economy...brewers, recreation & agriculture depend on clean water." And it’s TRUE, all the little things we take for granted every day absolutely depend on clean water and healthy watersheds.

Your Vote is Your Voice - General Elections Endorsements in California

Please Vote on Tuesday, November 4
  • Proposition 1 – Water Bond - YES
  • San Jose Mayor – Sam Liccardo
  • East Bay Municipal Utilities District Ward 3 -  Marguerite Young
US House of Representatives
  • District 2 – Jared Huffman
  • District 11 – Mark DeSaulnier
  • District 17 – Mike Honda
CA State Senate
  • District 2 – Mark McGuire
  • District 6 – Roger Dickinson
CA State Assembly
  • District 2 – Jim Wood
  • District 7 – Steve Cohn
  • District 10 – Marc Levine
  • District 15 – Tony Thurmond
  • District 16 – Tim Sbranti
  • District 25 – Kansen Chu
On Tuesday, November 4, California voters will go to the polls to select their candidates for hundreds of federal, state, and local offices.  Voters will be choosing between the top two vote-getters from the June primary. In some cases, the candidates facing off may come from the same political party.  

Clean Water Action does not endorse in every race, but reviews each race and determines where to make endorsements based on a variety of factors.

Here's how we made these endorsements:

Clean Water Action reviews candidates’ records and contacts them for additional information. We consider candidates regardless of party and support those who demonstrate a commitment to the environment and our communities.

Based on these and other factors, Clean Water Action makes the following recommendations for November 4.

Yes on Proposition 1 - Water Bond

Clean Water Action has worked for many years to ensure that needed investments in water infrastructure reflect the needs of California.  We support the $7.54 billion water bond on the November ballot because it makes those investments, including

VIDEO: Clean Water Action and Sierra Club Endorsements in Rhode Island

On Friday, October 17th Clean Water Action and Sierra Club officially announced endorsements in the 2014 General Election in Rhode Island. Learn more about our endorsements here.

Watch the Videos below!

Clean Water Action Endorses URBAN RAIL for Austin!

Vote FOR City of Austin Proposition 1

Austin – The environmental organization Clean Water Action has announced its endorsement of the City of Austin's Proposition 1 on this November's ballot. Prop 1 would authorize $600 million in bond money for a startup urban rail line, subject to the condition of receiving federal matching dollars in the same amount. It would also authorize $400 million in road projects.

Published On: 
10/19/2014 - 14:35

PA Groups Release Scorecard on State Legislators’ Environmental Votes

State Legislators Receive Scores on Votes Affecting Climate Change, Enforcement of Environmental Protection Laws and Giveaways to Gas Drillers

(Harrisburg) – Three leading citizen-based environmental organizations released today the joint Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard, which scores state legislators on key environmental votes cast during the 2013 - 2014 Legislative Session.

Clean Water Action, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, and the Sierra Club graded lawmakers in the state House of Representatives and state Senate on whether their votes on important legislation supported protection of the public and the environment.
Published On: 
10/16/2014 - 07:01

2014 Clean Water Action General Election Endorsements: Maryland

The general election is less than three weeks away!  

Every vote counts (especially this year with low turnouts expected) and you can make a huge difference by voting for Anthony Brown, Brian Frosh and other clean water candidates.

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. If you haven’t already taken advantage of early voting, please make sure to get to the polls and vote on Tuesday, November 4!

Clean Water Action Endorses Mike Martinez for Austin City Mayor

Austin – Clean Water Action has announced its endorsement of Mike Martinez for Austin Mayor. This November's election marks the first time that Austin will select its council members from 10 single-members districts rather than at-large. The mayor will continue to be elected at-large, by voters from across the city.

“Clean Water Action believes that Mike Martinez has accumulated the depth of experience working with city staff and the community to make him uniquely suited to lead the City of Austin at this critical juncture of its history,” said David Foster, Texas Director for Clean Water Action. “He has earned our trust and we encourage our members to vote for him.”

Published On: 
10/14/2014 - 06:47

Clean Water Action 2014 General Elections Endorsements in Rhode Island

Clean Water Action endorses the following environmental champions for the 2014 General Election on November 4. We also support Bond Referendum 6 and 7.
Please share with your friends and remember to VOTE!

Federal Officers

  • Jack Reed, Senator
  • David Cicilline, Congressman (District 1)
  • James Langevin, Congressman (District 2)

State Officers

  • Gina Raimondo, Governor
  • Seth Magaziner, Treasurer

Local Elections

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