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.
BOSTON – Today, Clean Water Action, among the largest grassroots environmental organizations in Massachusetts, endorsed Warren Tolman for Attorney General, saying he will bring his experience as an environmental leader in the Massachusetts Legislature to the office.
Washington – Today the US House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment held a hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s and Army Corps of Engineer’s proposed Definitions of “Waters of the United States” Under the Clean Water Act. This is the fourth hearing on the proposal since it was published in the federal register on April 21. Clean Water Action submitted testimony for the record (find it here - http://bit.ly/1lb4pLW) and released this statement:
Denver – On Thursday, June 5 Governor Hickenlooper vetoed a commonsense, broadly supported bill that would have allowed western Colorado farmers and ranchers conserve water. If the Governor had signed Senate Bill 23 (“SB 23”) farmers and ranchers could have more easily updated their irrigation infrastructure to be more efficient and return unused water to the river without jeopardizing their water rights. Clean Water Fund is highlighting this “failure to lead” throughout the state and is mobilizing Coloradans to hold the Governor accountable.
LANSING – Michiganders from across the state hailed a ground-breaking U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal to limit carbon pollution from power plants, announced this morning.
“As a nurse, I’ve seen firsthand the impacts of dangerous pollution on children’s health and that’s why I support this important safeguard,” said Peggy Coyle, RN. “Breathing polluted air makes people sick and leads to increased rates of asthma, lung and heart disease and even premature death. Reducing air pollution will protect the health of our most vulnerable, including children and seniors.”