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
Environmental Coalition Highlights Needed Next Steps in Rebuilding
Trenton, NJ-- Today a coalition of environmental groups released report cards grading the actions of government bodies in the year after Superstorm Sandy. As we mark its one year anniversary, it is important to assess what worked, what didn't, and what changes need to be made. The report cards measure what different government agencies and leaders have done so we can determine next steps in the recovery and rebuilding efforts.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23, 2013
WHAT: Press Conference held by environmental groups unveiling Hurricane Sandy recovery scorecard to mark one year anniversary of storm and what needs to be done to move the state forward.
A coalition of environmental organizations will present scorecards outlining grades for recovery efforts at the state and federal level. The scorecards will identify areas in need of improvement as well as policy changes that can make our state more resilient for future storms.
WHEN: Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 12pm
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.”
--Action follows filing of federal case by Clean Water Action--
(Pittsburgh) – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) publicly released a proposed consent decree with Waste Treatment Corporation of Warren, PA over the weekend. This proposed settlement by the state came approximately one month after Clean Water Action had filed a federal suit against Waste Treatment Corp. for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act.
Clean Water Action’s suit charged that Waste Treatment Corp. was illegally discharging up to 200,000 gallons per day of gas drilling wastewater into the Allegheny River in Warren, PA. DEP’s proposed consent decree clearly states that Waste Treatment Corp. is harming the water quality and aquatic life of the Allegheny.