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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.

Opinion: Contrary to Pa. Farm Bureau, farmers do support clean water rules

Ditch the mythAs someone who grew up spending summers picking tomatoes, bailing hay and milking cows in Chester County, last week's opinion headline about farmers and clean water ("EPA 'waters' rules will impact farmers," Berks Country, July 9) caught my eye.

No one has a deeper understanding of the importance of clean water and an ethic of stewardship for our land, water and the rest of the natural world on which we all depend than the farmers that I have met.

Published Date: 
07/16/2014

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The Union Edge #ProtectCleanWater Radio Interview with Clean Water Action and Blue Green Alliance

On Monday July 7, Tom Hoffman from Clean Water Action in Pittsburgh and Khari Mosley from the National Blue Green Alliance were interviewed by Charles Showalter, host of the Union Edge: Labor's Talk Radio Show.

Tom and Khari talked about the importance of supporting the new EPA guidelines that would restore protections to the drinking water for 63% of Pennsylvanians. Hear the interview in its entirety here:

http://workingfamilyradio.libsyn.com/clean-water-action

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

Oppose HR 4012

June 24, 2014

Honorable Lamar Smith, Chairman
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
2321 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Honorable Eddie Bernice Johnson, Ranking Member
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
2321 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Chairman Smith and Ranking Member Johnson,

We are writing to express our strong opposition to H.R. 4012, the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014.  This legislation would effectively amend numerous environmental statutes and make it much more difficult for EPA to protect the public.

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Court Expands Public’s Right to Know of Power Plant Water Pollution

Groups seek internal government documents detailing back-room dealings on power plant water pollution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Environmental groups are filing a complaint against the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to compel the agency to release additional information about the roles OMB played in weakening the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules to satisfy the concerns of power companies.  The complaint is being filed in the wake of a recent order by a federal judge expanding a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) involving OMB and SBA efforts to weaken proposed environmental regulations of power plant water pollution.  

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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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