Don't miss out on all the fun! We are holding our 6th annual Autumn Toast to a Healthy Environment on Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 1-4 pm at the Pine Barrens Golf Club* in Jackson, NJ. Be sure to RSVP today!
Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the first-ever national pollution limits to control the amount of heavy metals, nutrients and other pollutants steam electric power plants can discharge into our nation’s rivers, lakes, streams and bays. Existing Clean Water Act standards for power plants were last updated in 1982 and did not require these facilities to remove toxic metals and other pollutants of concern from wastewater discharges. These new pollution controls are necessary because power plant wastewater discharges have contaminated more than 23,000 miles of rivers and streams with dangerous pollutants and exposure to these pollutants threatens public health. These landmark limits will prevent 1.4 billion pounds of toxic pollutants from being discharged into U.S. water resources every year, including drinking water sources.
In response to EPA’s action, Clean Water Action Water Programs Director Jennifer Peters released the following statement:
LANSING – Today, state leaders announced that they intend to develop a State Carbon Implementation Plan (SCIP) to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants for the first time in history. The SCIP must comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan that was introduced on August 3 or be subject to the federal implementation plan.
TRENTON, NJ - Flanked by legislators just named "environmental heroes", Clean Water Action released a comprehensive scorecard today that praised their work, found a majority of the State Senate and Assembly failing as much as they were when last evaluated 2 years ago, and joined their heroes in calling for immediate corrective action. Click here for quotes from the 14 heroes.