Today, Clean Water Action responded to an announcement by Massachusetts Governor Baker, Environment Secretary Matthew Beaton and Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Judith Judson regarding the Affordable Access to Clean and Efficient Energy Initiative.[i]
"Coal-fired power plants are the worst toxic water polluters in the country and Scott Pruitt's latest reckless action shows us once again that the Trump administration cares more about maximizing profits for the fossil fuel industry than it does about protecting public health."
“It's disturbing that the OCC may have permitted oil and gas wells to inject directly into potential drinking water sources, and that the agency can't accurately point to where the drinking water is located,” said the lead author of the report, John Noël of Clean Water Action. “That's fundamental to the OCC’s job - it is the agency that is supposed to protect Oklahomans' drinking water from the impacts of oil and gas activities. Without proper information, the OCC cannot assure that the state’s many thousands of injection wells have all been permitted safely.”
"President Trump and Scott Pruitt are like Thelma and Louise - holding hands as they drive us off the cliff. The President is putting our future at risk with this dangerous executive order."
Nothing that the administration does will change the facts that pipelines spill and that these projects jeopardize drinking water for millions.
Anne Hulick, Connecticut director for Clean Water Action, said, “It was not long ago that rivers were dumping grounds for debris and toxic chemicals and the Cuyahoga River caught fire. World Water Day is a day to celebrate how far we’ve come and to make sure we continue to protect this most precious resource.”
"This is a reckless and dangerous budget. It's also completely unsurprising. President Trump has made his priorities perfectly clear - he will put polluters first at all costs."
Concerned Michiganders hand deliver thousands of public comments
LANSING – Today, Clean Water Action members delivered over 5,000 hand written public comments calling on the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to deny Nestle Ice Mountain’s permit request to expand water withdrawal by 167% from the Great Lakes basin.
David Pringle, Clean Water Action’s NJ Campaign Director, issued the following statement in response to Governor Christie’s budget address this afternoon.
"Chris Christie made it clear today that he is not in touch with reality. It’s time for him to get out of La-La Land and face the real world.
Just because he says something doesn’t make it true.
He says New Jersey’s economy is booming, but it’s not. Being one of the slowest states to recover from the greatest economic crisis of the last 80 years isn’t something to crow about.
"Water pollution doesn't stop itself. If these reports are accurate, the President is putting public health and water at risk."