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

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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!

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.

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: 

Clean Water Action Applauds Governor Wolf’s Efforts to Protect State Parks and Forests

(Harrisburg) - Clean Water Action applauded Governor Tom Wolf's executive order reinstating the moratorium for new natural gas leasing of our state parks and forests. "This is an issue Clean Water Action has made a top priority ever since former Governor Tom Corbett first proposed revoking the moratorium last year," said Steve Hvozdovich, Pennsylvania Campaign Director for Clean Water Action.
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01/30/2015 - 13:21

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

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