Clean Water Action Massachusetts' 20th annual benefit is coming up! Please join us to celebrate...
Date: Saturday, September 20th, 2014
Place: Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Rd, Framingham, MA 01701
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Springfield, MA—On July 7th, community advocates, legislators and industrial professionals joined Governor Patrick to celebrate the signing of An act relative to natural gas leaks into law. This legislation standardizes leak classification across utility companies and places grade 1 and 2—hazardous or potentially hazardous—leaks on a timeline for repair. In a step forward for transparency and accountability, gas companies are also now required to deliver municipal and public safety officials leak information upon request, and must report to the legislature a backlog of repairs and an estimate of methane emissions from gas leaks.
An Act for Healthy Families and Businesses, pending before the Massachusetts Legislature, will create a program to replace toxic chemicals in consumer products with safer alternatives wherever feasible. It builds upon the successful Toxics Use Reduction Act program, which has worked with businesses who use large volumes of hazardous chemicals for over 20 years to reduce their use and release of pollutants.
The 20,000+ leaks in the gas pipelines that run to Massachusetts homes, schools, and businesses are endangering public safety, costing us millions of dollars every year, and sending huge amounts of greenhouse gases hurtling into the atmosphere. At the same time, oil customers lack any efficiency program to help reduce bills and cut pollution. Legislation has advanced in the state house, but we need your help to Fix Gas Leaks and Clean Up Old Oil.
In Massachusetts, Clean Water Action is a founding member of the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow (AHT), a coalition of citizens, scientists, health professionals, workers, and educators seeking preventive action on toxic hazards. Our goal is to correct fundamental flaws in government policies that allow harm to our health and environment.
A starting definition of sustainable infrastructure includes systems that use, treat, store, and reuse water efficiently at a small scale andthat blend designs into restorative water hydrologies. These would include rain gardens and green roofs, water-efficient appliances and landscaping, decentralized wastewater systems, digestors to recover energy and nutrients from wastewater, and others that conserve resourcesand restore ecosystems and healthy communities. This work is funded in part by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust.
Clean Water Action endorses candidates for office who we believe will be champions for the environment based on candidate's record and endorsement questionnaires.