Washington, D.C. - The Obama Administration today introduced the first-ever methane pollution standards for new and modified oil and gas facilities. This landmark proposal will blunt the growth of methane and smog-forming pollution produced by the industry. The new standards, when finalized, will help to safeguard public health and put the United States closer to meeting the Administration’s goal of reducing oil and gas methane emissions by 40 to 45 percent by 2025.
John Noël, National Oil & Gas Campaigns Coordinator issued the following statement in response to today's announcement:
This legislative session, the Coalition was thrilled to support two bills that will safeguard our environment and the health of Connecticut residents - a strong law banning plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products, and enhanced notification prior to a pesticide application on school grounds, along with restrictions on the use of pesticides on municipal playgrounds.
This is huge!
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The upcoming elections will be critical in determining how Rhode Island will address environmental issues ranging from investments in public transportation to the protection of our drinking water supply and from successful recycling to the prevention of air pollution. We are going to need strong pro-environment elected officials committed to protecting the environment, our health, and the quality of life for all Rhode Islanders!
We can't do it without you! Join us at Hot Club on Thursday, October 15 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm and consider giving a gift. Hear from local leaders and connect with other members of the Clean Water Movement.
Clean Water Action presents the NJ Legislative Scorecard 2014-15. The scorecard represents a permanent record that scores every NJ state legislator on votes, action and leadership on significant environmental bills in 2014 and 2015. Download the full report here (pdf).
Take action! Contact your legislators about their scores and tell them to strengthen environmental protections for our water, air and land.
We're heading in the wrong direction, New Jersey. Oil bomb trains are rolling through our neighborhoods. Plans are in the works for massive new pipelines in the Pinelands and Highlands and a Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) terminal and drilling off the Jersey Shore.
But there is something you can do about it! The Christie Administration's Board of Public Utilities (BPU) is accepting public comment on updating its 2011 Energy Master Plan (EMP).
The Governor Christie Administration has broken yet another promise - to stop the killing of 3 billion fish a year at the Salem 1 and 2 nuclear power plants.
The State has issued a draft permit that will allow PSE&G to operate Salem business as usual – drawing in over 3 billion gallons of water a day, killing over 3 billion fish a year, discharging heated water and other pollutants into sensitive estuarine waters.
Pipelines, oil trains, fracking, and offshore oil and gas projects are impacting every corner of New Jersey. To fight back, we've formed a powerful new coalition to ensure New Jersey transitions to a clean energy future.
Now, we need your help to urge NJ State Legislators to join us - please contact them today!
In August 2014, the California Legislature passed the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), marking a fundamental shift in the management of water resources in California. For the first time, groundwater in the state will have to be managed to protect the long-term reliability of the resource. SGMA is thus an important step forward, but achieving the objective of sustainability will ultimately depend on the commitment and participation of a large number of actors throughout its implementation.
It's been a great year for environmental change here in Western Pennsylvania and we've had many hard fought victories. We could not have done it without you!
Come join fellow activists, community leaders, and Clean Water Fund to celebrate as we look back on 2014 and look forward to 2015.