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Protecting Providence's Drinking Water

City Council Passes Resolution in Support of EPA Proposal to Protect Clean Water; Mayor Taveras Endorses Effort to Maintain Integrity of Clean Water Act

Providence – Last week, the Providence City Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to clarify which small streams and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act. Clean Water Action applauds the Council and thanks Councilman Seth Yurdin for introducing the resolution (read the resolution here).

“We need more leaders like Councilman Seth Yurdin and his fellow city council members. EPA’s proposed standards are strong, commonsense, and put drinking water first,” said Jamie Rhodes, Rhode Island director for Clean Water Action, “This resolution shows that, despite what we are hearing out of Congress, there are elected officials who are willing to stand with their constituents instead of the deep pocketed polluters.”

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07/22/2014 - 11:32

DC Bids Polystyrene Foam Good-Bye!

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On July 14th Washington, DC became the first major city on the East Coast to ban polystyrene foam food containers! Clean Water Action has been campaigning around this issue for months and thanks its many supporters who wrote letters in support of the ban to City Council members.  These harmful petroleum-based containers are non-biodegradable and account for up to a fourth of the trash polluting the Anacostia River.  Banning polystyrene is huge victory for the District and is an essential step in cleaning up the city’s rivers, wetlands and streams.  

Clean Water Action Joins Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Environment Texas in Applauding EPA Rulemaking on the Waters of the U.S.

On July 16, 2014, Clean Water Action joined Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Environment Texas in supporting Ellen Gilinskythe U.S. EPA's proposal to guarantee federal protections for headwater streams and wetlands that form part of our drinking water supply. The occasion was a visit from Ellen Gilinksy, EPA Senior Advisor for Water, who is meeting stakeholders in Texas to discuss the proposed rule. The proposal will protect all of our drinking water sources, including smaller headwater streams and wetlands that run dry during drought, as the Clean Water Act intended.

Clean Water Action thanks Mayor Lee Leffingwell for taking a stand to #ProtectCleanWater and the drinking water supplies for 117 million Americans, including 11.5 million in Texas.

Program Coordinator, Minneapolis, MN

Clean Water Fund and Clean Water Action in Minnesota will be hiring a Program Coordinator to develop and implement the organization's water campaigns in Minnesota. We are seeking an energetic and experienced candidate with a policy and advocacy background. Our current water campaigns cover a broad set of issues including enforcement of existing laws, reducing agricultural pollution, protecting the Great Lakes, stopping invasive species and protecting drinking water sources.

#ProtectCleanWater QR Code Flyer and Posters

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Leading the Way to Clean Water – Pittsburgh Supports Obama Administration Proposal to Protect Clean Water

pittsburgh waters of the us resolutionPittsburgh - Today, the Pittsburgh City Council stood up for clean water and all Pittsburghers and unanimously passed a resolution in support of the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposal to protect clean water. EPA's proposal would clarify which small streams and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act. Clean Water Action commends the Council and thanks Councilmen Dan Gilman and Corey O'Connor for introducing the resolution (find the text of the resolution here).

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07/08/2014 - 13:06

Michigan Currents l Spring/Summer 2014

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Minnesota Currents | Spring-Summer 2014

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Great Lakes Lobby Day in DC

In early March, the Great Lakes came to the Nation’s Capital. The Annual Great Lakes Day is a gathering of Great Lakes advocates from across the region, who bring their love and passion for the Great Lakes to Members of Congress. Clean Water Action helped recruit and organize the Minnesota delegation of nearly a dozen community members, local government officials, and business owners.

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Pennsylvania Currents | Spring-Summer 2014

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Governor Corbett Defies Public Opinion - Orders More Fracking in State Forests

The public opposes it — nearly 70% of Pennsylvania residents. The state natural resources agency (DCNR) has studied the issue and reports problems. But Gov. Tom Corbett wants to forge ahead with his budget balancing scheme that would reopen state forest lands to natural gas drilling leases.

DNCR says past gas development in state forests has caused: Read more

Pittsburgh Mayor: We believe broad federal protections are critical to protecting our local waters

Pittsburgh – On Friday, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto joined a growing list of state and local leaders to publically support the Obama Administration’s proposal to protect small streams and wetlands throughout the nation. Clean Water Action commends Mayor Peduto for his leadership and encourages other local elected officials to follow Pittsburgh’s lead. You can read the letter here, http://bit.ly/1nclpQg.
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06/16/2014 - 06:15
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