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Help Stop the Oil and Gas Industry from Polluting Our Local Rivers, Lakes and Bays

Take action now and tell EPA you support a full prohibition on unconventional oil and gas wastewater being sent to publically owned treatment works.

Now is the time to update the the rules to reflect the new environmental threats of modern oil and gas operations. Take action today.

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

Charlottesville, VA Supports EPA Efforts to Protect Streams and Wetlands

Charlottesville - The Charlottesville City Council unanimously adopted a resolution in support of the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) proposal to clarify protection of streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. Clean Water Action applauds Mayor Satyendra Singh Huja and the Charlottesville City Council for their leadership on this important issue, and thanks Councilmember Kristin Szakos for introducing the resolution.
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03/25/2015 - 14:52

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. Register today or download the Act4CleanWater Conference Brochure

The conference will feature:

Protect Your Water from Toxic Pollution!

Last year's chemical spill into the Elk River in West Virginia, coal ash spill in the Dan River near Danville, and train derailment into the James River in Lynchburg prove that accidents happen. The risks posed by toxics jeopardize the quality of our water sources and our health.

Two pending bills, SB 771 and 1071, would make it easier to identify hazardous waste sites in Virginia and strengthen state's ability to protect your water and other valuable resources.

  • SB 771 establishes a list of non-federally managed toxic waste sites and makes it easier to respond to any contamination of groundwater or drinking water that may occur.
  • SB 1071 raises the civil penalty the DEQ can issues for environmental violations from $10,000 to $25,000. Virginia's current cap pales in comparison to other states such as North Carolina, which can impose an administrative penalty of $15,000 to $32,500 per day depending on the violation. 
Take Action!

Send a message to your state Senator and Delegate them to "Protect our Water" from toxic pollution!

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.

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