On January 19, 2016 President Obama vetoed a resolution from Congress that would have repealed new, commonsense policies to better protect streams and wetlands from pollution.
Small streams and wetlands are vital because they feed into our nation’s rivers, lakes and bays and are sources of drinking water for 1 and 3 Americans.
Thank the President today! Take action HERE.
The oil and gas industry is carelessly leaking millions of tons of methane pollution and toxic chemicals into the air that harm our health and speed up climate change. These industrial leaks are like an invisible oil spill happening every day and the oil and gas industry is getting away with it. We need stronger Methane Pollution Standards that will protect Americans with low-cost safeguards that already exist to clean up pollution from oil and gas sites.
Thankfully, EPA proposed new standards, which would combat the devastating climate and health impacts from methane and VOC pollution from NEW oil and gas facilities. Right now EXISTING oil and gas facilities are exempt from the rule and account for the vast majority of current methane emissions.
Send a message to Gina McCarthy and let her know that you want strong standards for ALL sources of methane pollution before President Obama leaves office - click here.
Throughout all of 2015, Clean Water members joined together to defend programs that protect clean water, reduce air pollution, and safeguard land and wildlife. But the fight is not over - please urge your representatives in Congress to stand up for clean water and other common sense protections for our environment and our communities in 2016!