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Help Protect the Integrity of the Pinelands and the Pinelands Commission!

pipeline

A vote is expected any day now in the NJ Senate on a nomination that will undermine 40 years of  environmental protections.

Governor Christie (R-NJ) and NJ Senator Van Drew (D-Cumberland) are determined to replace Pinelands Commissioners who voted against a pipeline that would have been built in the heart of the NJ Pinelands. This will set a dangerous precedent for not just Pinelands protections, but for good government everywhere.

Don't let them get away with it - contact your Senators today! 

Hit ‘em where it hurts…The Bottom Dollar

Since Energy Answer's entrance into Baltimore in 2008, we have been organizing with numerous groups like Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), Sierra Club, Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR), Community Research, Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) and others in order to fight the proposed Energy Answers Incinerator. Especially instrumental was Free Your Voice a group of local students assisted by United Workers.

The campaign has focused on encouraging groups contracted to receive energy from the monstrosity known as Energy Answers to divest from dirty Waste-To-Energy (WTE) that pollutes our communities and invest into truly green energy.

With a stroke of Friday the 13th luck, we had some success!

VA General Assembly 2015 Legislative Priorities

Here are some of the bills that we are tracking in the 2015 Virginia legislative session:

Healthy Rivers

Healthy Rivers are vital to protect drinking water sources and improve the quality of wildlife habitats.

Great Lake Awards Celebration 2015

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.

Mark your calendars and RSVP today!

Interested in sponsoring the celebration? Visit this page to find out how!

The CSHC January-February 2015 Newsletter

Mind the StoreWe’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!   

#Act4CleanWater - Clean Water Action's 29th Annual Conference

Conf 2015 save the dateClean Water Action's 29th Annual Conference, entititled #Act4CleanWater, is being held Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 8:30-5:00 pm at Brookdale Community College's Warner Student Life Center, Lot #7, Arena Drive, Lincroft, NJ.

The conference will feature: 

Fight to Protect Children and Pregnant Women

2015 State Legislative Update

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. 

Download the Fact Sheet here.

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.

Recycling Mercury - a Shining Success

One year after The Schuylkill Arsenal Bridge Oil Train Derailment, Danger Still Looms

City’s Office of Emergency Management Acts With Indifference; Clean Water Action Announces Community Listening Tour To Highlight the Continued Danger of Oil Trains to Public Health and the Environment

Philadelphia, PA – A year ago today, Philadelphia narrowly escaped a major disaster when six highly explosive CSX tank cars carrying volatile crude oil from the Bakken Shale region in North Dakota derailed on the Schuylkill Arsenal Bridge.

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01/20/2015 - 11:08

Greener Communities Report - Cordorus Watershed

Low Impact Development (LID) is a method of community development that seeks to use less pavement and more natural systems to reduce impacts on the environment.  This is Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund’s first report for the York County region.

Get the full report here.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is requiring townships and boroughs to update their local code to require more LID friendly techniques for new development as a condition of new MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) permits. LID methods are better for the environment because they slow the rate and volume of water that is entering local waterways after a storm event, reducing flooding, damage to streams and pollution from the runoff.

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