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Washington – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving to close gaps in the Clean Water Act that have left the drinking water sources for more than 117 million Americans vulnerable to pollution and destruction. In September, EPA submitted a rule to ensure protections for nearly 20 million acres of wetlands and half of the nation’s streams for intra-agency review. EPA also released a groundbreaking scientific report that confirms what Americans have long known - our waterways are connected. Today, a coalition of environmental and wildlife advocates announced that more than 115,000 Americans have submitted comments in support of EPA’s science report and the pending rule to protect vital parts of our water infrastructure.
Today Clean Water Fund released Toxic Trash Exposed: Coal Ash Pollution in Michigan, a new report that highlights the dangers Michigan’s water and communities face from uncontrolled and unregulated coal ash pollution. Staff from Clean Water, Earthjustice, Sierra Club, and State Senator Steve Bieda will be discussing the coal ash and the findings of the report at 10 am, Friday November 1st. To participate, please contact Michael Kelly, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Among the key findings of Toxic Trash Exposed (available here):
Washington – Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced carbon pollution standards for any new power plant built in America. These first-of their kind safeguards for public health, the environment, and climate is the first step in President Obama’s climate plan, announced in June. Millions of Americans have spoken on climate already – EPA received nearly three million public comments supporting a previous proposal on carbon pollution in 2012. Clean Water Action welcomes the new proposal.
Lynn Thorp, National Campaigns Director made this statement.
Clean Water Action has announced that it is endorsing long-time environmental champion Brigid Shea for Travis County Commissioner, Precinct 2. Clean Water Action is one of Texas' leading grass-roots environmental organizations with over 25,000 members in Travis County.
“It is difficult to imagine a more qualified candidate than Brigid for this position,” said David Foster, State Director for Clean Water Action. “She brings a wealth of expertise, a proven record of building consensus among diverse stakeholders, and a genuine passion to protect our environment and quality of life. We need energetic leadership on the Commissioners Court, and that's why we are endorsing Brigid Shea.”
WHAT: People to visit the Delaware River Basin Commission Public (DRBC) Meeting
WHERE: Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA; Auditorium
WHEN: 1:30 pm, Tuesday, December 3, 2013