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Clean Water Currents | Spring 2015

clean water currents
spring 2015 edition

Defending Clean Water

Bottom line for our water: a strong Clean Water Rule must be in place before the end of 2015.

The rule is needed to restore fundamental Clean Water Act protections, clarifying once and for all what resources will be covered under the law. Until the rule is finalized, small streams and wetlands — including drinking water sources for more than one in three Americans — remain vulnerable to pollution and development.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency received 860,000 comments in support of this common-sense proposal. This outpouring of public sentiment in favor of clean water follows millions more calls, letters, emails and petition signatures mobilized by Clean Water Action and allies — more than on any other clean water issue — through our decade-long campaign. Read more

Oppose The Enzi Budget (S. Con. Res. 11) & Position On Key Environmental Amendments

ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE * AMERICAN FORESTS * AMERICAN RIVERS * CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY * CLEAN WATER ACTION * DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE * EARTHJUSTICE * EARTHWORKS * ENVIRONMENT AMERICA * ENDANGERED SPECIES COALITION * ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH * GREENPEACE * LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS * NATIONAL
AUDUBON SOCIETY * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * OCEANA * OCEAN CONSERVANCY * SIERRA CLUB * SOUTHERN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTER * SOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE * THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY

March 26, 2015

OPPOSE THE ENZI BUDGET (S. CON. RES. 11) & POSITION ON KEY ENVIRONMENTAL AMENDMENTS

Dear Senator:

Comment Letter on Revised GHG Guidance - 3/25/15

Center for Biological Diversity * Center for Food Safety
Center for International Environmental Law * Clean Water Action * Conservation Colorado Defenders of Wildlife * Earthjustice * EPIC – Environmental Protection Information Center Friends of the Bitterroot * Friends of the Earth * Grand Canyon Trust * Greenpeace Information Network for Responsible Mining * Klamath Forest Alliance * KyotoUSA League of Conservation Voters * Montana Environmental Information Center
National Wildlife Federation * Natural Resources Defense Council * Oregon Wild

Oppose Portman Amendment 396 to S. Con Res 11 - 3/25/15

Center for Biological Diversity * Clean Water Action * Earthjustice * Environment America Environmental Defense Fund * Environmental Law and Policy Center * Fresh Energy Friends of the Earth * GreenLatinos * IDEAS For Us * Interfaith Power and Light
League of Conservation Voters * Natural Resources Defense Council * Public Citizen * Sierra Club
Southern Environmental Law Center * WE ACT for Environmental Justice * Voces Verdes


March 25, 2015 (Download the PDF here)

Oppose Amendment No. 347 to Senate Concurrent Resolution 11, setting the budget for FY 2016

● Alaska Wilderness League ● American Rivers ● Bluegreen Alliance ● Clean Water Action
● Defenders of Wildlife ● Earthjustice ● Friends of the Earth ● Greenpeace
● League of Conservation Voters ● Natural Resources Defense Council ● Sierra Club
● Southern Environmental Law Center

March 24, 2015

Dear Senator:

Please Oppose House and Senate FY16 Budget Resolutions - March 23, 2015

ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE • AMERICAN BIRD CONSERVANCY • AMERICAN FORESTS • AMERICAN RIVERS • CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY • CENTER FOR EFFECTIVE GOVERNMENT • CLEAN WATER ACTION • CONSERVATION COLORADO • CONSERVATIVES FOR RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP • DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE • EARTHJUSTICE • ENDANGERED SPECIES COALITION • ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND • ENVIRONMENT AMERICA • EPIC-ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION INFORMATION CENTER • FRIENDS OF THE EARTH • KENTUCKY ENVIRONMENTAL FOUNDATION • KLAMATH FOREST ALLIANCE • LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS • LOS PADRES FORESTWATCH • MONTANA ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION

BLM Releases Long Awaited Fracking Rule: More Could Be Done to Lead in Protecting Water Resources and Our Public Lands

Today the Department of Interior released the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final rule on Oil and Gas Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Tribal Lands. The rule is a long awaited and much needed update to decades-old BLM regulations for oil and gas development.

The rule includes some important provisions that exceed most state protections including moving away from wastewater disposal in open unlined pits.  BLM also strengthened well construction requirements to prevent well failures that lead to leakage of methane and other potential contaminants. 
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03/20/2015 - 11:09

To Congress: Please Support the Frack Pack, March 19th 2015

March 19, 2015 (Download the Letter here)

Dear Member of Congress,

We write to you today to urge you to cosponsor important legislation to help protect the environment and public health from the risks of oil and gas production including fracking (hydraulic fracturing). This set of bills is known as the “Frack Pack.”

Senate: Please Do Not Support Vitter-Udall TSCA Reform Bill - March 9, 2015

Download the full letter here.

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