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Tell Congress to Stand up for Clean Water

Why the Clean Water Rule is ImportantBig Polluters and their Dirty Water Allies in Congress are trying to block progress on closing polluter loopholes in the Clean Water Act.  Contact Congress today and tell them you want them to stand up for your right to clean water!

Thanks to hundreds of thousands clean water supporters, the decade-long campaign to restore protections for wetlands and streams is nearing the finish line.  The Obama administration will soon finish a new Clean Water Rule to close these polluter loopholes and ensure that the drinking water sources for 1 and 3 Americans are better protected from pollution and development.  Polluters and their Dirty Water allies in Congress must not be allowed to stop or delay this long overdue progress for our water.

Tell Congress you want them to protect our nation’s vital water resources.   If polluters are successful at blocking the Clean Water Rule, over 60% of our nation’s streams will remain vulnerable to pollution and development. 

Climate and Energy Updates in Connecticut

We have a chance to recover our momentum on Connecticut's fight against climate change pollution. The Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs are convening a meeting on kick-starting the climate plan.

The big news: Governor Malloy has committed to be there in person! He will also be joined by Keri Enright-Kato, new Director of the Office of Climate Change at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. 

This is the best chance we've had in years for real climate action.

Join us for Breakfast of Champions!

Join Us!

  • Monday May 11, 2015
  • 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Aspray Boathouse, Pawtuxet Village, Warwick
Save the Date And Join Us to Celebrate our Environmental Champions!
 
Our 2015 Environmental Champions are:

Climate Change Resiliance

  • Senator William Conley, Senate District 18
  • Representative Art Handy, House District 18
  • Lisa Konicki, Executive Director Westerly Chamber of Commerce
  • Walter Burke, Director, Bristol Department of Parks and Recreation

Environmental Groups Call on Philadelphia City Council to Maintain Support for Oil Train Resolution

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.

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03/11/2015 - 15:42

Capitol Update: Florida Lawmakers Putting Water Quality And Conservation 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.

Clean Water Action Statement on Michigan Democratic Renewable Energy Plan

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.

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03/04/2015 - 10:56

Celebrate Earth Week With Clean Water Action - #Act4CleanWater Conference

conf 2015 register logoClean Water Action's 29th Annual Conference, entitled #Act4CleanWater , 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:

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.

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!   

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.

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