- Ward Luthi for Mayor
- Nancy Tellez for District 2
- Kristin Stepehns for District 4
- Carl Wangsvick for District 6
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.
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.
The following statement is attributed to Clean Water Action’s Michigan Director Nic Clark regarding the Democratic renewable energy plan:
“Yesterday the Democrats in the Michigan legislature announced their intention to pursue an energy policy agenda. It is clear that the Democrats in Lansing understand that investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency will create jobs and protect our Great Lakes. While the concepts in yesterday's announced proposal are a step in the right direction, and if the legislature were to pass them tomorrow I and the more than 250,000 members of Michigan Clean Water Action would be thrilled, I wish that their proposal was bolder and more in line with what is truly needed to embrace a move towards clean renewable energy.
Clean Water Action's 29th Annual Conference, entitled Register today or download the, is being held Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm at Brookdale Community College's Warner Student Life Center, Lot #7, Arena Drive, Lincroft, NJ.
The conference will feature:
Here are some of the bills that we are tracking in the 2015 Virginia legislative session:
Healthy Rivers are vital to protect drinking water sources and improve the quality of wildlife habitats.
Celebrate with us and raise a glass to remarkable Michiganders! Join us for the 2015 Great Lakes Awards Celebration!
The celebration is Wednesday, April 8 from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm at R.E. Olds Transportation Museum in Lansing (240 Museum Drive).
Michigan-made cocktails and silent auction begin at 5:30. The Awards ceremony begins at 7:30pm.
Dinner, drinks and entertainment included with sponsorship and/or ticket purchase.
Interested in sponsoring the celebration? Visit this page to find out how!
We’ve been busy! We’re working on a 3 major initiatives to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals and protect health!
Pushing the Market—and winning! We’ve teamed up with our national partners to urge the top 10 major retailers to “Mind the Store” by working with their suppliers to move away from using toxic chemicals in products they sell. These retailers include Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, Kroger, Safeway, Lowes and Ashley Furniture. As a result of our work, Walmart and Target have indicated that they are moving in this direction! And on Friday, January 23rd, Ashley Furniture, the largest manufacturer and retailer of furniture in the country, announced that it would move away from using toxic chemical flame retardants in their products!
State Senator Sobel has introduced SB 374, with a companion bill to be introduced by State Representative Cruz that would provide the public more information about toxic chemicals that are in consumer products.
The “Chemical Listing Bill” would require the Florida Department of Health to publish a list on their website of at least 50 chemicals of high concern in consumer products. The list will be based on credible scientific evidence of a chemical’s hazards to children and fetal development in pregnant women.
Our priorities are:
Defending Maryland's Groundbreaking Polluted Runoff Legislation
In 2012, Clean Water helped pass the Watershed Protection and Restoration Act (HB 987). The law required that Maryland's ten largest jurisdictions pass legislation to generate local funds to clean up and prevent polluted runoff and support federal obligations of the Clean Water Act. We anticipate that opponent's and polluters will again seek to weaken the act in 2015. CWA will work to stop any attempt to amend, delay or repeal the Watershed Protection and Restoration Act and will fight to make sure that those who cause runoff pay the bill for managing it.