FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Sacramento, CA, July 18, 2017) — Today the State Water Resources Control Board voted to create a new legal limit, or maximum contaminant level (MCL), on 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (TCP), a man-made, carcinogenic drinking water contaminant found across the state. The standard was set at the legal detection limit, the lowest level at which TCP can be detected in drinking water based on current technology, which is five parts per trillion (ppt).
Washington, D.C. – Today the Energy and Water Subcommittee and the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee are considering budget proposals with deep cuts to critical environmental programs, and ideological policy riders that would gut clean water and other health and safety protections.
Clean Water Action President and CEO Bob Wendelgass released the following statement:
The Coalition for Healthy Ports (CHP) demands reinstatement of the Port Authority of NY & NJ’S (PANYNJ) dirty truck ban originally planned to go into effect in January 2017 to significantly reduce diesel emissions and corresponding adverse health impacts as the port continues to grow.
Wildlife recreation, including fishing, is a $2.8 billion industry in Pennsylvania, and small breweries in Pennsylvania are supporting over 32,000 jobs currently.
Morristown, NJ -- Constituents of US Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ Congressional District 11) and representatives of 31 environmental, community and labor groups with tens of thousands of members in his district rallied outside the Congressman's office today to demand he stand up against the Trump Administration’s attack on the environment especially the massive cuts proposed by Trump to the EPA and clean energy programs.
"The only people who benefit from repealing Clean Water Act protections are the special interests who have tried to weaken and gut protections for clean water for decades."