House members cave to well-funded industry lobbyists, as appeals from Pennsylvanians and conservationists are ignored
Harrisburg, PA— A bill that threatens clean water by eliminating protections for certain streams with streamside buffers – the trees and vegetation that grow along stream banks – has passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The bill will be considered by the Senate, where it awaits a very uncertain future owing to a much stronger buffers bill, S.B. 1465 by Senator Rafferty.
(Plymouth, MA) – On Tuesday, Clean Water Action members gathered at Brewster Gardens in Plymouth to endorse Matt Patrick (D-Falmouth)—an environmental champion who has devoted his life to protecting our waters, growing the green economy, and taking action on climate change. As a community activist, nonprofit leader, small business owner and former five-term State Representative, Matt Patrick has engaged his community at every level and is currently running for the Plymouth and Barnstable State Senate seat.